Event programs and, when available, remarks of distinguished guests and recordings for IWU Commencement ceremonies dating from 1950 to the present are posted here. Programs dating to the 1860s are available in Tate Archives & Special Collections.

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Submissions from 2018

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Faculty Reflections, Ellen Furlong

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Alumni Association Welcome, Scott E. Hutch '86

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Commencement 2018 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Commencement Honors, Illinois Wesleyan University

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President’s Welcome, Eric R. Jensen

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard '71

Submissions from 2017

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Remarks of Class President, Marissa Cozzi '17

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Commencement 2017 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Faculty Reflections, Carolyn Jarvis

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Commencement Address, Kathleen M. Murray '79

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Trustee Greetings, David G. Wilkins '74

Submissions from 2016

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Commencement Address-"Unlocking Your Story", Bill Damaschke '85

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Commencement 2016 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Welcome & Closing Remarks, Eric R. Jensen

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Faculty Reflections, Scott Sheridan

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard '71

Submissions from 2015

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Faculty Reflections, Given Harper Faculty Advisor

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Commencement 2015 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Commencement Address: The Power of Connection, Hon. Elizabeth Robb '78

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Trustee Greetings, George Vinyard '71

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Welcome and Closing Remarks, Richard F. Wilson

Submissions from 2014

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Commencement 2014 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Commencement Address - Story and Truth: the Dionysus Connection, Deanna Jent '84

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Remarks of Class President, Hannah Smith '14

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Trustee Greetings, George Vinyard '71

Submissions from 2013

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Faculty Reflections, Meghan Burke

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Remarks of Class President, Theodore Delicath

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Commencement 2013 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Commencement Address, Juan Salgado

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Trustee Greetings, George Vinyard

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Closing Remarks, Richard F. Wilson

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President's Welcome, Richard F. Wilson

Submissions from 2012

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News Release - Pratt Tells Graduates to Explore the "Working Title" of Their Lives, Ann Aubry

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Remarks of Class President, Kathryn G. Breisch '12

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Commencement 2012 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Faculty Reflections, Greg Shaw

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard '71

Submissions from 2011

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Remarks of Class President, Sean A. Gower '11

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Commencement Address, "Just in Time", Linda Gregerson

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Faculty Reflections, James E. House

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Commencement 2011 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard '71

Submissions from 2010

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Remarks of Class President, Alessandra Bollero '10

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News Release - Stroink '76 Urges Graduates to Celebrate Lifelong Learning, Rachel Hatch

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Commencement 2010 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard '71

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President's Welcome & Closing Remarks, Richard F. Wilson

Submissions from 2009

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Commencement Address - Hearing Voices, Howard R. Fricke '60

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Commencement 2009 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Remarks of Class President, Carissa Nemmers '09

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Reflections from the Faculty, Sarah Riehl

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard '71

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President's Welcome, Richard F. Wilson

Submissions from 2008

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Senior Class President Remarks, Chris Burrichter

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Commencement Address, Kevin Dunn

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Commencement 2008 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Reflections From the Faculty, Michael Theune

Submissions from 2007

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Commencement 2007 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Commencement Address, Demetria Kalodimos

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Reflections From the Faculty, Greg Shaw

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Senior Class President Remarks, Scott Simons

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard

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President's Welcome, Richard F. Wilson

Submissions from 2006

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Senior Class President Remarks, Jessica Dixon

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Commencement 2006 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

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Commencement Address, Michael A. Mason

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Trustee Greetings, George A. Vinyard

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President's Welcome, Richard F. Wilson

Submissions from 2005

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Commencement 2005 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 2004

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Commencement 2004 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 2003

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Commencement 2003 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 2002

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Commencement 2002 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 2001

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Commencement 2001 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 2000

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Commencement 2000 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1999

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Commencement 1999 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1998

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Commencement 1998 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1997

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Commencement 1997 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1996

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Commencement 1996 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1995

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Commencement 1995 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1994

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Commencement 1994 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1993

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Commencement 1993 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1992

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Commencement 1992 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1991

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Commencement 1991 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1990

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Commencement 1990 (Program and video), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1989

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Commencement 1989 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1988

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Commencement 1988 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1987

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Commencement 1987 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1986

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Commencement 1986 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1985

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Commencement 1985 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1984

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Commencement 1984 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1983

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Commencement 1983 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1982

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Commencement 1982 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1981

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Commencement 1981 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1980

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Commencement 1980 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1979

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Commencement 1979 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1978

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Commencement 1978 (Program and audio), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1977

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Commencement 1977 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1976

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Commencement 1976 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1975

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Commencement 1975 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University

Submissions from 1974

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Commencement 1974 (Program), Illinois Wesleyan University