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While nothing could replace coming together physically on May 17, 2020 to celebrate our seniors, there was no shortage of energy expended to make it uniquely great. A one-of-a-kind commencement, glorious in its own way. A point of distinction in the 170 year history of commencements at Beloit College.

On-Campus Ceremony (September 5)

The College is planning an on-campus ceremony that is scheduled to take place
on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. More information regarding details
will follow in the coming weeks.

We know that for a variety of reasons not every member of the class of 2020 will be able to make the on-campus commencement in September. We will do all we can to make it as easy as possible for as many of the class to be there, and we will make sure to be as proactive as we can be about including those who cannot make it to participate in virtual ways.

Ceremony Materials

The college is planning on distributing the following materials at the on-campus ceremony:

  • Diplomas
  • Honors cords
  • Hoods for top BA/BS students
  • Framed citations for Martha Peterson and Blue Skies award recipients
  • Physical copy of the Commencement Program

Students may put in a request with the Registrar’s Office to have any materials they would receive at the on-campus ceremony mailed to them.

Britney Johnson’20

Britney Johnson recognized for academic achievements, dedication to community

An award named for Martha Peterson, Beloit’s 7th college president, has singled out one remarkable graduate each year since 1981.

Parker Blunt’20

Parker Blunt recognized for bringing good cheer to campus life

This year has required flexibility, optimism, and good cheer from all our 2020 graduating seniors. But no Beloit student has exemplified the spirit of the Blue Skies Award more than Parker Blunt.

Parker’s charm and energy have made life on campus better for all of us, and we’re proud to honor them with one of Beloit’s most prestigious and unusual awards.


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