Members of the procession are requested to process in their full academic regalia (no hats). If you do not own your own regalia, a website has been set up to rent regalia at www.herffjones.com/capgown/facultydirect. All order must be received by January 15th. For more information please contact Kim Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special seating area will be provided for those in wheelchairs. We invite persons needing special assistance to contact Shawna Poe at 217-854-5506 or Shawna Poe at email@example.com.
The following are hotels in the Carlinville vicinity:
Magnuson Grand Hotel, Rte. 8 and I-55, 217-324-2100
Hampton Inn, Rte. 16 and I-55, 217-324-4441
Holiday Inn Express, Rte. 16, 217-324-4556
Quality Inn, Old Route 16, 217-324-9260
Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois – approximately 45 miles south of Springfield, Illinois and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.
Visitors are welcome to park in any campus parking lot, but reserved parking for members of the procession can be found in the lot west of Bothwell Auditorium, accessible from University Street (as marked) and on the corner of College and Nicholas Streets.
Members of the procession may register beginning at 8:30am on Saturday, February 16, 2019, in the Lobby of Bothwell. Those wishing to store regalia prior to robing for the Installation Ceremony may leave them in the Choir Room in Bothwell beginning at 9am and delegates are asked to be robed and ready to line up by 9:40am.
The Processional Group will have assigned seating.
Seating for the Installation Ceremony is limited and a live, streamed video of the event will be available for viewing at an additional seating area on campus and online here.