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Graduation Guide For Students & Families

Wittenberg University celebrates its graduates each year with Commencement Exercises in picturesque Commencement Hollow. The 2021 Commencement will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

Commencement Exercises, Class of 2021

All guests should be seated by 10:30 a.m. Exercises will take place in Commencement Hollow unless weather prevents it. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center. Tickets are required for an indoor ceremony. The Myers Hall Bell will ring twice during the morning to signify that the program will take place outdoors. Either way, all graduates will have the opportunity to #StompTheSeal.

Commencement Exercises, Class of 2020

To honor the Class of 2020 during what would have been its on-campus Commencement ceremony, Wittenberg aired a special pre-recorded video on Saturday, May 16:

The video was presented along with other special features to salute the Class of 2020. Click here to read more.

Fall Class of 2020 Commencement Update: Following the decision to move to a virtual Commencement ceremony last spring, October 10 was selected as a date for a rescheduled in-person ceremony. Unfortunately, guidance from the Ohio Department of Health precludes us from proceeding as we had hoped. The size of the class is greater than what the state permits for gatherings, in addition to those who want to celebrate with the Class of 2020, including faculty, family, staff, and friends.

This decision, while in the best interest of the health and safety and that of our community, in no way ends our efforts to create a meaningful in-person graduation experience for your class. While we cannot sufficiently show you how much each of you mean to us, we are hopeful that last May’s virtual ceremony, which included congratulations from faculty, staff, and alumni, the creation of a Senior Salute website, and special Commencement packets demonstrate in some small way the difference your class made at Wittenberg. Diplomas have also been mailed.

Despite the lack of a formal ceremony to date, we want to remind you that you are now part of the 25,000-strong Tiger alumni family. With your new alumni status, you have access to networking tools, virtual engagement options, updates on campus news and activities, and so much more. Visit the alumni website to see all the ways to stay connected with Wittenberg. Also be sure to provide your latest contact information here, so you can receive all University communications.

Graduates can order caps, gowns, announcements, stoles, souvenir tassels online until October 31

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