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2016 Schedule of Commencement Events and Activities

Congratulations to the Illinois College Class of 2016!  

Live Video Stream
For those family members and friends who are unable to attend Commencement, the College offers a live video stream of the ceremony beginning at 3 p.m. 
View the live video stream. 

For a complete list of events and information specifically pertaining to both students and parents of the Class of 2016, a PDF version of the Commencement Brochure is available for download to your right! For Commencement reservations, please fill out and submit the Commencement Form. For additional information, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 217.245.3046.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

84th Annual Phi Beta Kappa Installation Ceremony | 6 p.m.
Faculty-Trustee Room, Tanner Hall
Members only

Phi Beta Kappa Dinner, remarks by Jessica Surma, '09 | 6:45 p.m.
Cummings Dining Hall | $20 per person
 
FRIDAY, MAY 13
 
Illinois College Bookstore Hours | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Hall or visit the new online store
 
Class of 1966 and 2016 Alumni Mixer | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Alumni House

Osage Orange Festival | 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Steuer Walkway

SATURDAY, MAY 14

Illinois College Bookstore Hours | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Hall or visit the new online store

Class of 1966 50th Reunion Luncheon, 12 noon social | 1 p.m. luncheon
Jacksonville Country Club | $20 per meal

Class of 2016 Commencement Rehearsal | 1 p.m.
Historic Upper Quadrangle
(Rain location: Bruner Fitness & Recreation Center, Sherman Gymnasium)
 
Literary Society Love Feasts
 
Chi Beta | Saturday, April 30
  :: David Strawn Art Gallery, 331 West College Avenue | 5 to 7 p.m. | $10
Gamma Delta
  :: Celebrated their 105th Anniversary in March in place of Love Feast
Gamma Nu | Saturday, April 23
  :: Gamma Nu Hall, Lower Baxter Hall | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Cookout - donations welcome
Phi Alpha | Saturday, May 14
  :: Elks Club, 231 West Morgan Street | 5:30 p.m. Cocktails | 6:30 p.m. Dinner | $20
Pi Pi Rho | Friday, May 6
  :: Pi Pi Rho Hall, 1005 Edgehill Road | 5 p.m. Cookout | Free of charge
Sigma Phi Epsilon | Sunday, April 17
  :: Sibert Theatre, McGaw Fine Arts Center | 11 a.m. production, luncheon to follow in Memorial Gymnasium catered by Leo's Pizza | $10
Sigma Pi | Saturday, May 14
  :: Jacksonville Country Club, Card Room, 100 Country Club Road | 5:30 p.m. Social | 6:30 p.m. Dinner | $20
 
SUNDAY, MAY 15

Illinois College Bookstore Hours | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Abraham Lincoln Hall or visit the new online store

Common Grounds Coffee Shop | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
"We Proudly Brew Starbucks" | Baxter Hall

Baccalaureate Prelude Music | 10:30 a.m.
provided by the Illinois College Department of Music
Rammelkamp Chapel

Baccalaureate Service | 11 a.m.
Rammelkamp Chapel

Luncheon for Alumni, Graduates and Their Families | 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Cummings Dining Hall, The Uncommons

Pre-commencement Activities | 2 p.m.
Rammelkamp Chapel

182nd Commencement | 3 p.m.
Historic Upper Quadrangle

 

 



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