May 19, 2013
Commencement Liturgy - 10:30 AM
St. Joseph Chapel, Edgewood College
Champagne Brunch with the President
Immediately following the Commencement Liturgy
For graduating students & faculty
Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Ceremony - 2:00 PM
Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center
Dr. Carey will “Toast the Graduates” at a Champagne Celebration immediately following the Commencement Liturgy. After this excellent photo opportunity, have a celebratory continental breakfast!
Cap and Gown Information
Pick up your graduation attire:
Wingra Commons - Tuesday, May 7, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Wingra Commons - Wednesday, May 8, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Deming Way Campus -- Wednesday, May 8, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm.
After the above dates, please pick up your cap & gown at the Edgewood College Campus Store.
Extra graduation attire will be on sale at the Edgewood College Campus Store. Extra attire is sold on a first come, first-served basis.
Edgewood College provides real time captioning (CART) for the Commencement Ceremony. Priority seating is arranged for individuals to have better access to the viewing screen. Upon arriving at the Coliseum, please let an usher know you will be utilizing the CART so you may be seated appropriately.
Where to Park
Parking is available for graduates and their guests at the Alliant Energy Center. Parking is free for the Edgewood College Commencement ceremony.
Handicap Parking for the Veterans Memorial Coliseum only: Enter the Alliant Energy Center through the drive off of Rimrock Road. Proceed past the ticket booth, turn right on “Expo Mall East.” This will take you to the “West” side of the Coliseum where the handicap entrance is located. (Please note that the “East Side” is commonly known as the “Front Side.”) Please park in the “North Parking Lot.” Once you enter on the west side, you’ll see the elevator. Take the elevator to the “M” (Main Concourse) level.
Seating at the Ceremony
Tickets are not required for students or guests, and there is no limit to the number of guests who may attend. Designated seating for the elderly and for persons with disabilities is available. Accessible seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; due to limited space, we request that only one nondisabled person sit with each person with a disability in the seating area designated for these guests.
Length of Ceremony
The Commencement Ceremony lasts approximately an hour and a half.
Professional photographers will take individual photographs of graduates as they receive their diploma folders and as they leave the platform. Instructions for receiving these photographs will be available the day of commencement. www.Empirephotos.com
A reception sponsored by the Dean of Students Office will be held immediately following the ceremony. All graduates and their guests are invited to attend.