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Commencement Tips

Ready or not, graduation is just around the corner! From now until the Big Day, the Office of Alumni Relations in coordination with the Commencement Committee will provide you with reminders and tips for graduation. Please be sure to read your email and remind your friends to do so as well.

Tip #1:

Commencement Breakfast: In keeping with a favorite tradition, a Commencement Breakfast may be offered on Saturday, May 12.

Tip #2:

Don't forget to give to Senior Circle!

Tip #3:

Rain site tickets will be available online beginning 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 1. To claim your rain site tickets, click this link and register as a user with your Wittenberg username and password. A limited number of extra tickets will be available beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 8. Tickets can be requested using the same log-in instructions and website. TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR THE OUTDOOR CEREMONY.

Tip #4:

The bell in the cupola of Myers Hall will ring at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. to indicate that commencement will be held OUTSIDE. Please listen closely for the bell...it only rings for three occasions; commencement, the inauguration of a new president, and W day. Yes, the Bell Tells All!

Tip #5:

Should commencement be held inside due to inclement weather conditions and you don't have enough tickets for all of your guests, the ceremony will be held in its entirety on closed-circuit television in Hollenbeck Hall, located across from the HPERC.

Tip #6:

If you plan on purchasing or have purchased tickets for the commencement breakfast or Mortar Board flowers; pick-up is in the Benham-Pence Student Center at the Student Information Desk.

Parking

Parking will be available at the following locations:

  • Handicap access only behind Recitation and Carnegie (by way of the Plum Street entrance, E. and W. Campus Drive will be closed)
  • Student Center
  • Krieg Lot

Seating

Access to Commencement Hollow will be restricted until 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12. Guests must be seated by 11 a.m.

If graduation is held in the HPER center, the doors will open at 9 a.m. Special seating has been arranged for the physically disabled at the indoor and outdoor locations.

*Umbrellas are not permitted in Commencement Hollow as they block the view of others.

 

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