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Graduation Guide For Students & Families

Wittenberg University celebrates its graduates each year in May with Commencement Exercises in picturesque Commencement Hollow. The 2020 Commencement will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16.

Event Details

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.

Traffic Advisory

As Commencement approaches, Wittenberg University looks forward to welcoming family and friends to our beautiful campus to celebrate with the Class of 2020. In order to allow these guests to gather safely at Commencement Hollow for the Ceremony, we will be closing East and West Campus Drives at 9:30 a.m. on May 16.

  • The exit to N. Plum Street (the road behind Koch Hall (Art building) will be reversed so that vehicles cannot exit onto N. Plum St. from west campus drive and instead vehicles will be able to enter from N. Plum St. at 9 a.m. to allow easy access to the Recitation Hall and Carnegie Hall parking lots to accommodate handicap parking for guests only.
  • To help alleviate traffic congestion, there will be no west bound traffic on West Ward St. between Woodlawn Ave. and N. Wittenberg Ave. Vehicular traffic will be redirected down Woodlawn Ave. to W. College Ave. Also, N. Wittenberg will be restricted to one-way traffic north from W. College Ave. to W. Ward St.
  • Officers will be at these locations to assist you and your family and friends. Officers will also be a various other locations to assist you with your needs. In the event of rain and Commencement is held at the HPER Center, we will not regulate traffic in the areas mentioned above.

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