Nov 11, 2011

To All December Graduates,

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 9, 2011 as your graduation date, assuming the successful completion of your final exams.

Students who graduate at mid-year are invited to process with their classmates during the April 29, 2012 spring Commencement ceremony if they did not already participate in the May 2011 ceremony.  However, in order to also mark this important mid-year milestone, I invite you to a dinner for all December graduates on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. in the Turfler Room of Memorial Center.  Doors will open at 5:15.  I also encourage you to invite a favorite faculty or staff member to accompany you to the dinner as your guest.

PLEASE RESPOND to this email before Friday, December 2 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.   Those graduates who will participate in the spring ceremony will soon receive the email we provide to all seniors regarding the 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