Augustana College will honor its 612 new graduates this weekend. Because of the pandemic, it will host a virtual commencement Saturday on YouTube Live.

Virtual Commencements

May 15, 2020

Two more virtual commencements will be held this weekend - at Monmouth College and the University of Dubuque. Both will post ceremonies on their websites.


Despite the pandemic and the closing of schools, Moline is still holding out hope for a commencement ceremony. Tuesday graduating seniors drove up to the high school, stayed in their cars, and were handed their caps and gowns by school staff. 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Saint Ambrose University in Davenport will not hold its usual spring commencement ceremony on May 9th. Instead, some sort of virtual event is being considered, with a possible campus celebration at a later date. 

Classes at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport will continue via what's called "distance delivery" through the end of the spring semester. The university made the announcement Thursday due to the continuing spread of COVID-19.

Knox College

An award winning journalist will be this year's commencement speaker at Knox College in Galesburg. Monday the college announced that Maria Hinojosa will address the graduating class on June 7th. 

More than 600 students will officially complete their undergraduate studies this weekend. Augustana College will hold its spring commencement on Sunday at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline.

Knox College

A graduate of Knox College will return to campus to be this year's commencement speaker. Tuesday the college announced Bridget Coughlin from the class of 1994 will address the new graduates in June.

Knox College

For Knox College, it's a two-fer. This year's commencement speaker is a comedian AND and graduate of the college.

Knox College

Graduates of Knox College and their families will hear from an actress, producer, and philanthropist at commencement this weekend. Eva Longoria will address the class of 2017 Sunday morning in Galesburg.