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Commencement Week Events

Baccalaureate

This traditional secular program will be held on Saturday, May 18, 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 2019.

Senior Class Activities

Class of 2019 Senior Gala

Thursday, May 16 from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Buffet dinner from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dancing
Atrium, Sanger Center for the Sciences
No Guest - Seniors only
Please confirm your attendance by Thursday, May 9, by replying to rsvps@beloit.edu or by calling 608-363-2626.

 

President's Garden Party

All seniors and members of their families are cordially invited to attend the President's Garden Party Reception for the class of 2019 at the President's House, Saturday, May 18from 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 Sanger Science Center Atrium.

Please leave pets at home unless they are a service animal.

 

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Celebration: May 18 from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Moore Lounge

PBK Inductees, their families, and guests

Contact: Jodie Vogt 608-363-2631

 

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 Department: May 19, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Godfrey / Logan
    Anthropology majors/minors, their families, and guests
    Coffee, juice, and pastries will be served.
    Contact: Nancy A. Krusko 608-363-2368
  • Studio Art & Art History: May 19 from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 703 Park Avenue Beloit, WI (Joy Beckman's Residence)
    Studio Art & Art History majors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Joy Beckman 608-363-2097
  • Biology, Biochemistry & Chemistry: May 19 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Sanger Science Center Atrium
    Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Taylor Ajamian 608-363-2226
  • Cognitive Science: May 19 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 18 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Fireplace Lounge
    CRIS and IDST majors/minors and their families, and guests.
    Contact: Becky Moffett 608-363-2187
  • Economics: May 19 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., Ironworks Hotel
    Graduating economics department seniors, their families, and guests.  
    Contact: Jennifer Kodl 608-363-2775
  • Education & Youth Studies: May 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Weeks Lounge Pearsons
    Graduating EDYS majors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Tracy Ehlers 608-363-2325
    Breakfast gathering
  • English: May 18 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
  • Geology: May 18 from 8 p.m. - 10 p.m., Sanger Science Center Atrium, 4th floor bridge
    Graduating Geology department majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Taylor Ajamian 608-363-2226
  • Health & Society: May 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Weeks Lounge Pearsons
    Health and Society majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Greg Buchanan 608-363-2747
  • History: May 18 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 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m., Sanger Science Center Room 101
    Mathematics and Computer science majors/minors, their families, and guests are invited to enjoy a homemade brunch.
    Contact: Taylor Ajamian 608-363-2226
  • Modern Languages: May 18 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 Department : May 18 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Hendricks Center lobby

    Graduating Senior Majors/minors, and others that have been involved in music. Families welcome.

    Light refreshments.

    Contact: Beth Pohl, 363-2366

  • Philosophy, Religious Studies, and the Cognitive Science Program: May 19 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 & Environmental Studies: May 19 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Moore Lounge
    Political Science & International Relations & Environmental Studies majors/minors, their families, and guests
    Contact: Becky Moffett 608-363-2187
  • Psychology: May 18 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sanger Science Center Atrium, 2nd floor bridge
    Psychology majors, their families, and guests. Champagne toast at 2:00 p.m.
    Contact: Taylor Ajamian 608-363-2226
  • Sociology: May 19, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., World Affairs Center, North Lounge
    Graduating Sociology seniors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Jennifer Kodl 608-363-2775
  • Theatre, Dance & Media Studies: May 18 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Neese Lobby Area
    TDMS majors/minors, their families, and guests.
    Contact: Amy Sarno 608-363-2156