Graduation Weekend

Commencement 2016

You are cordially invited to attend graduation weekend 2018 at Coe College.
The schedule for the weekend is as follows:

Friday, May 4, 2018

2:30 p.m.

Commencement rehearsal on the Stewart Memorial Library Quad.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

11 a.m.

Baccalaureate service in Sinclair Auditorium.

1 p.m.

Nurses' Pinning Ceremony in Dows Theatre.

1:30 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Initiation in the Perrine Gallery of Stewart Memorial Library.

2:30 p.m.

Academic Honors Convocation in Sinclair Auditorium.

Academic awards and prizes will be announced. This Convocation allows Coe to showcase student accomplishments for parents and friends.

4 p.m.

President's Reception in the Clark Alumni House.

Following the Academic Honors Convocation, a reception will be held for all graduating seniors and their families.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast is available in the Gage Memorial Union Dining Hall.

No reservations are needed. There will be no charge for Coe students. The breakfast cost is $6 for parents and visitors; $3 for children 10 years of age and younger.

10 a.m.

Commencement ceremony on the Stewart Memorial Library Quad.  The Commencement speaker will be Karim Budhwani '93, the CEO-Scientist of elixir international.

The Coe Concert Band will perform starting at 9:30 a.m.

Following Commencement, graduates and their families and guests are invited to an informal reception in The "U" in Gage Memorial Union.

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For more information on graduation weekend events, contact Assistant to the President Kim Pribyl at 319.399.8686 or