Commencement Ceremony Information

Sunday, MAY 19, 2019(View the replay of the 2018 Ceremony)

The Commencement Ceremony will be held at Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the Alliant Energy Center on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 2:00 PM.
The Ceremony lasts approximately two hours.

Guests and Grads can begin to arrive at 12:45 PM
Those graduating need to arrive for lineup by 1:15 PM

Tickets are not required.

Liturgy & Brunch

10:30 AM | St. Joseph Chapel
A mass celebrating commencement for all graduates and their families and friends. We welcome ALL. Celebrate the day with Commencement Brunch in Phil's immediately following Liturgy.

Continental Brunch

Following Liturgy | Phil's
Brunch will immediately follow the commencement liturgy and will be held at Phil's Cafe in Regina Hall.

Commencement Line-Up | Veterans Memorial Coliseum


Graduates participating in Commencement must arrive in the Coliseum between 1:00 and 1:15 pm. Those who arrive after 1:30 will be placed at the end of the line of students and enter the hall last instead of with other students from their major.

Seating at the Ceremony


Tickets are not required for students or guests. Designated seating for the elderly and for persons with disabilities is available.


Ample parking is available at the Alliant Energy Center. Cost is $7.00 per vehicle. Please note: Cash only. Cards are not accepted for payment of parking.

Captioning Services

Edgewood College provides real time captioning (CART) for the ceremony. Priority seating is arranged for individuals to have better viewing access. Please let an usher know you will be utilizing the CART when you arrive, so you may be seated appropriately.



We ask that families remain in the seating area during the ceremony. Professional photographers will take individual photographs of graduates. Instructions for receiving these photographs will be available to students on the day of commencement.

Edgewood College Bookstore

Staff from our bookstore will be on site before and after the commencement ceremony if you would like to purchase items such as diploma frames, gifts, or insignia apparel for your graduate. Credit cards and checks accepted.

Graduation Resources

Graduation is an exciting time! Here you will find the steps on how to obtain your degree and participate in the Edgewood College commencement ceremony.

The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19th at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will last approximately three hours. Further details to follow.

Please review each step below to make sure you have completed all the necessary requirements to participate in the commencement ceremony.