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Commencement Week Events

Baccalaureate

This traditional secular program will be held on Saturday, May 13, at 4:45 p.m., immediately following the president’s reception.

Baccalaureate will be held at Eaton Chapel. All seniors, parents, and other Commencement guests are invited to attend the program which will feature members of the class of 2017.

 

Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony

Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. following Baccalaureate

Location - Pearsons Hall, Moore Lounge

Contact - Theodore Gries 608-363-2284

Cake will be served following the induction ceremony. By invitation only.

 

Senior Class Activities

Class of 2017 Senior Gala

Thursday, May 11 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Buffet dinner from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dancing
Atrium, Center for the Sciences
No Guest - Seniors only
Please confirm your attendance by Monday, May 8, by replying to rsvps@beloit.edu or by calling 608-363-2626.

President’s Reception for Seniors and Parents

All seniors and members of their families are cordially invited to attend the President’s reception for the class of 2017 at the President's House, Saturday, May 13from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m., preceding the Baccalaureate service in Eaton Chapel. In case of inclement weather the President's Reception will be held in the Science Center Atrium.

Departmental Receptions

Seniors and parents are invited to attend gatherings being sponsored by many departments on Saturday or at other times during the weekend. The times and place of these gatherings will be posted when they become available and will be announced to departmental majors.

  • Anthropology: May 14 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Lobby, Godfrey Hall/Logan Museum of Anthropology
    Anthropology majors/minors, their families, and guests
    Coffee, juice, and pastries will be served.
    Contact: Jean Brady 608-363-2361
  • Art/Art History: May 13 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 703 Park Street, Beloit
    Studio art and art history majors, their families, and guests.
    Refreshments will be served.
    Contact: Cheryl Mikulecky 608-363-2396
  • Biology, Biochemistry & Chemistry: May 14 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Science Center Atrium
    Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Sarah Arnsmeier 608-363-2226
  • Cognitive Science: May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Fireplace Lounge
    Philosophy & religious studies majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Robin Zebrowski 608-363-2227
  • Critical identity Studies: May 13 from 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Fireplace Lounge
    CRIS and IDST majors/minors and their families, and guests.
    Contact: Becky Moffett 608-363-2187
  • Economics: May 14 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ironworks Hotel
    Graduating economics department seniors, their families, and guests.  
    Contact: Jennifer Kodl 608-363-2775
  • EDYS: May 13 from 10 a.m. - 11:30a.m., Weeks Lounge, Pearsons
    Graduating EDYS majors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Tracy Ehlers 608-363-2325
    Breakfast gathering
  • English: May 13 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in WAC South Lounge
    Graduating English department majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Stephanie Schliesmann 608-363-2079
    Refreshments will be provided.
  • Environmental Studies: May 13 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., Science Center, 4th floor bridge
    Refreshments will be served.
    Contact: Cheryl Mikulecky 608-363-2396
  • Geology: May 13 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., Science Center Atrium, 4th floor bridge
    Graduating Geology department majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Sarah Arnsmeier 608-363-2226
  • Health & Society: May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Moore Lounge
    Health and society majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Greg Buchanan 608-363-2747
  • History: May 13 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Fireplace Lounge
    History majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Becky Moffett 608-363-2187
  • Mathematics & Computer Science: May 14 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., Science Center Room 212
    Mathematics and Computer science majors/minors, their families, and guests are invited to enjoy a homemade brunch.
    Contact: Sarah Arnsmeier 608-363-2226
  • Modern Languages: May 13 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in WAC North Lounge
    Graduating modern languages department majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Stephanie Schliesmann 608-363-2079
    Refreshments will be provided.
  • Music: May 13 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., Hendricks Lobby
    Open to all students who have been involved in music during their time at Beloit, their families, and guests.
    Coffee, punch, and snacks to be served.
    Contact: Beth Pohl 608-363-2366
  • Philosophy & Religious Studies: May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Fireplace Lounge
    Philosophy & religious studies majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Becky Moffett 608-363-2187
  • Political Science & International Relations: May 14 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m., Moore Lounge
    Political science & international relations majors/minors, their families, and guests
    Contact: Becky Moffett 608-363-2187
  • Psychology: May 13 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Science Center Atrium, 2nd floor bridge
    Psychology majors, their families, and guests.
    Light refreshments and sparkling juice will be served with a champagne toast at 1:30 p.m.
    Contact: Sarah Arnsmeier 608-363-2226
  • Sociology: May 14, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Pearsons Hall, Weeks Lounge
    Graduating Sociology seniors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Jennifer Kodl 608-363-2775
  • Theatre, Dance & Media Studies: May 13 from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m., Neese Lobby Area
    TDMS majors/minors, their families, and guests. 
    Contact: Val Annis 608-363-2767