To the December 2008 Graduates of Illinois Wesleyan:

Congratulations on the upcoming completion of your degree requirements for graduation from Illinois Wesleyan.  As you may know, in 2004 we formally instituted a December graduation date in addition to spring.  Therefore your transcript, diploma and all official records will indicate December 31, 2008 as your graduation date, assuming the successful completion of your final exams.

December 2008 graduates:
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Students who graduate at mid-year are invited to process with their classmates during the spring Commencement ceremony.  However, in order to also mark this important mid-year milestone, I invite you to a dinner for all December graduates on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. in the Turfler Room of Memorial Center.  I also encourage you to invite a favorite faculty or staff member to accompany you to the dinner as your guest.

PLEASE RESPOND to before December 3 to indicate if you will attend the dinner and also provide the name of your faculty or staff guest.  If you have dietary restrictions please let us know when you RSVP.  Also please indicate if you would like to receive your diploma by mail in late January, or if you will participate in the May 3, 2009 Commencement ceremony and receive it then.  You will soon receive the e-mail we provide to all seniors regarding the May ceremony and placing orders for your cap and gown in January.

I look forward to seeing you at these events which celebrate your graduation from Illinois Wesleyan.

Richard F. Wilson