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Rockford University to host 170th Commencement at the Coronado Performing Arts Center

05/02/2024 9:02 am

 ROCKFORD, Ill. (May 2, 2024)Rockford University, the region’s leading, private, four-year educational institution, will hold its 170th Commencement on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. Commencement exercises begin at 10 a.m. 

The Coronado Performing Arts Center at 314 N. Main St. in Rockford will host the University’s commencement ceremony.

Providing this year’s keynote address to the graduates is Angela Hite-Carter.

Hite-Carter is a retired Illinois State Certified administrator. Hite-Carter’s last role in her career was as Executive Director of Student Services and Alternative Learning at Rockford Public Schools District #205 from January 2012 to 2021, when she retired. As Executive Director, Hite-Carter ensured communication and appropriate execution of support systems for Illinois policies governing public school students and parents.

Tickets are required to attend the commencement ceremonies, and have been limited to degree candidates and their guests. No tickets will be available at the door on May 11.  

Commencement will also be live-streamed here


About Rockford University

Rockford University is a four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The University offers approximately 80 majors, minors, and concentrations, including the adult accelerated degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. 

Through its Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and a Master of Education in Urban Education (ME.d). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. 

Rockford University is also named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College. Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,300 full- and part-time students. 

All media must notify the Marketing & Communications Department in advance for planning purposes.


For more information or to RSVP, contact:

Sara Myers

Rockford University Marketing & Communications