To 2016 Graduating Seniors from the President’s Office

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Senior Class Dinner:  Tuesday, April 12

Commencement:  Sunday, May 1

Graduating Student Survey


We are pleased to provide you with information about the various activities that celebrate your upcoming graduation from Illinois Wesleyan. Please read carefully, since these events are an important part of your graduation. Most information and updates will also be posted on the Commencement Web site 




You have received the invitation to a formal dinner in honor of your graduation on Tuesday, April 12 at 5 pm in the Young Main Lounge of Memorial Center. This event is a wonderful opportunity for you to reminisce with classmates as you are welcomed into the IWU Alumni Association, which will provide an Alumni T-Shirt to all attendees.



You and your family will receive a Commencement communication on or about April 9 which will provide much information and will also be posted on the IWU Web site at You will receive an additional e-mail with more specifics about the Commencement Ceremony itself on or about April 28, and it will also be posted on the Web site.


PLEASE NOTE:  Commencement is held outdoors even in light rain or cool temperatures, so you should prepare and dress accordingly.


If we relocate to the Shirk Center because of heavy rain or severe weather alerts, there is very limited seating available for your family and guests. Chair seating for Graduates and Faculty is located on the floor of the Performance Arena along with some wheel-chair accessible seating, leaving only bleacher seating for guests. To ensure that each Graduate can have family or friends in attendance, we provided each graduate's family with FOUR tickets for reserved seating in the Shirk Performance Arena. Those tickets were mailed to the family on or about April 7. We regret that extra reserved tickets for an indoor ceremony are not available, but it is most fair to allow each Graduate to have some family and friends in attendance rather than a first-come seating arrangement, wherein some families could be excluded entirely. Additional information regarding other indoor seating venues and the live Webcast (rain or shine) is provided in the March Commencement mailing and on the Web site.


***2016 IWU Graduating Student First Destination Survey

As one of the final steps towards graduation, we ask that you take a few minutes and complete the Graduating Student Survey. This survey is essential to Illinois Wesleyan in learning about your employment placement and/or graduate and professional school admissions.