Class of 2023 Commencement Schedule
The Graduation Committee has set the dates, times, and locations for the events honoring graduates of the Class of 2023 as follows:
Friday, May 12, 12:30 p.m. in the Capitol Rotunda
Graduation Rehearsal (mandatory for all graduates)
Friday, May 12, 1:00 p.m., Nelson Stadium
Rehearsal is mandatory for all graduates! Come learn all of the details for graduation day and practice lining up and walking across the stage -- be sure to bring your name card with line-up number.
President's Toast to the Class of 2023 (grads & families)
Friday, May 12, 2:30 p.m., Plaza between Hunthausen Activity Center & PE Center
Join your classmates, family, and friends for the President's Toast to the Class of 2023. The President will offer a few remarks, and you will be officially welcomed as Carroll College Alumni. More information about the unveiling of the class bricks will also be shared.
Nursing Recognition and Pinning Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 3:30 p.m., Nelson Stadium
Education Pinning Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 4:00 p.m., Lower Campus Center
MSW Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 4:30 pm, Simperman 101
MACC Hooding Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 6:00 pm, Fortin Science Scola
Friday, May 12, Cocktails: 5:30 p.m., Dinner, 6:30 p.m., Campus Center
Saturday, May 13, 9:30 a.m., Cathedral of Saint Helena
Come together for a special Mass honoring the Class of 2023. All graduates are invited and encouraged to attend. A maximum of two guests per graduate attending Mass at the Cathedral are allowed – tickets can be picked up at the Campus Ministry offices beginning Wednesday, May 10. Additional family members and other guests will be able to join via live stream. Graduates will assemble by 9:00 a.m. outside the Cathedral. Class photo will be taken after Mass.
113th Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 1:00 p.m., Nelson Stadium
The graduates of the Class of 2023 will be front and center at the 113th Commencement Ceremony! Commencement will be held outdoors rain or shine. Unlimited guests allowed per graduate for the outdoor ceremony. Stadium doors will open for seating at 12:00 p.m. Graduates will assemble by 12:30 p.m. on the field near Guadalupe Hall. A virtual live stream will also be available. View the online Commencement Program
Graduation Sunday Mass
Sunday, May 14, 2023, 10:00 a.m., All Saints Chapel
A special Mass for graduating students and their families will be held in All Saints Chapel.
Cap and Gown Distribution
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. | O'Connell Hall
Thursday, May 11, 2023 | 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | O'Connell Hall
Baccalaureate guest tickets can be picked up in the Campus Ministry offices during these same times.
Graduates pick up your cap, gown, hood, tassel, and name card with line-up number. At this time, you may bring items for the class time capsule. Smaller mementos like your ID cards, name tags, and photos are best because space is limited.
Be sure you have submitted your graduate survey, completed your financial aid exit interview, and cleared all bills (parking tickets, library fines, Wellness Center charges, student account payments, etc.) beforehand.
Helena Photography will be taking a class photo. Kevin Hudson, the owner of Helena Photography, will be sending information to graduates and their families about how to order pictures. He can also be contacted via www.helenaphotography.com or (406) 443-1966.
Standard graduation announcements can be ordered at the Carroll Bookstore. For personalized graduation announcements, visit jostens.com to place your order.
Families planning to seek lodging in the Helena area should make their reservations as soon as possible. For information about lodging, visit the official Travel Montana website.
If you have any questions regarding Baccalaureate Mass, Commencement, or other graduation events, please feel free to stop by the Registrar's Office, call (406) 447-5435, or email email@example.com.