Congratulations on the upcoming completion of your degree requirements for graduation from Illinois Wesleyan University. 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 13, 2013 as your graduation date, assuming the successful completion of your final exams. Personalized announcements of your graduation are available for purchase through Jostens Inc. by clicking on their link on the IWU Commencement website www.iwu.edu/commencement.
Students who graduate at mid-year are also 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 12, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Turfler Room of Memorial Center. Doors will open at 5:15 and we invite you to come then for a short reception. I also encourage you to invite a favorite faculty or staff member to join you for the event as your guest.
PLEASE RESPOND to this email before Friday, December 6 to indicate if you will or will not 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.
You will soon receive the email we provide to all seniors regarding the Sunday, May 4, 2014 Commencement ceremony and placing orders for your cap and gown in January. If you are not able to participate in the May ceremony and would like to have a “Commencement photo” taken with me at the dinner on December 12, please request it when you RSVP and we will arrange cap and gown for you.
I look forward to seeing you at these events which celebrate your graduation from Illinois Wesleyan.
Richard F. Wilson