To:   2018 Graduating Seniors from the President’s Office

Re:  Senior Class Dinner:  Wednesday, May 2

        Commencement:  Sunday, May 6

        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 website . Please address questions to .



You have received an invitation to a dinner in honor of your graduation on Wednesday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm in the Young Main Lounge of the Memorial Center. This event is a wonderful opportunity for you to reminisce with classmates as you are welcomed into the IWU Alumni Association. If you haven’t signed up, it’s not too late. Deadline is Friday, April 27 at 4:00 p.m. Please RSVP online or call toll free 1-888-498-2586. This event is for seniors only. We kindly ask that you do not bring guests.



All information regarding Commencement is posted on the IWU website at . You will receive an additional email with more specifics about the Commencement Ceremony itself on or about May 3rd, and it will also be posted on the website.

PLEASE NOTE:   Commencement is held outdoors even in light rain or cool temperatures, so you should prepare and dress accordingly. A decision will be made on May 4th by 12:00 p.m. as to the venue of this year’s Commencement and will be posted on the website. If we relocate to the Shirk Center because of a severe weather forecast, the ceremony will take place in the Activity Center, and there will be ample seating for all of your guests. Please note that we are no longer using tickets.



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.