Wilkes University

April

Faculty Information for Spring Commencement

Listed below is information related to our Commencement activities. Please be in touch with the Office of Student Affairs (ext. 4100) if you have any questions.

Senior Picnic – Monday, May 13
The annual picnic for graduating seniors will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fenner Quadrangle. The picnic will be held rain or shine.

Champagne Brunch for Seniors and Faculty – Wednesday, May 15
The annual champagne brunch for graduates and the Faculty will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Henry Student Center Ballroom.

Academic Awards Ceremony – Friday, May 17
Our annual academic awards ceremony will be held from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Darling Theater at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts.

Baccalaureate Service – Friday, May 17
The Baccalaureate Service will begin at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church (97 South Franklin Street).

President’s Reception for Graduate and Families – Friday, May 17
The President’s Reception will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Weckesser Hall.

72nd Annual Spring Commencement – Saturday, May 18, at 10 a.m. (Graduate/Professional) and 3 p.m. (Bachelors)

Faculty may participate in one or both of the ceremonies.

Faculty participating in the Graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. should arrive at the Karambelas Media Center by 9:15 a.m. to prepare for Commencement. The Faculty will robe and form the line of march in the lobby of the Sordoni Art Gallery. A reception will follow the ceremony.

Faculty participating in the afternoon ceremony at 3 p.m. should arrive at the Karambelas Media Center by 2:15 p.m. to prepare for Commencement. The Faculty will robe and form the line of march in the lobby of the Sordoni Art Gallery. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Henry Student Center.

If you ordered a cap and gown, you are able to  pick it up from the Office of Student Affairs in Passan Hall. Any gowns not picked up by Friday at noon will be taken to the Karambelas Media Center on Saturday morning. You are reminded that there will be no place to store valuables during the ceremony.

Rented gowns can be deposited in the boxes provided in the lobby of the Sordoni Art Gallery after the ceremony. Otherwise, gowns need to be returned to Student Affairs by the end of the day on Wednesday, May 22.


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