Commencement Schedule of Events

Friday, February 17, 2023

  • Wittenberg will host a Countdown to Commencement event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Geil Lounge on the lower level of the Benham-Pence Student Center. During this event, graduates will have the opportunity to place orders for caps and gowns, announcements, diploma frames, and other Commencement-related items.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

  • Senior Salute Picture
    • Myers Hall, 4:30 p.m. (please arrive at 4 p.m.)
    • Rain Date: Thursday, April 27 (same time and location)
    • Commencement tickets will be required for an indoor ceremony. Each graduate will receive 6 tickets. Tickets will be distributed after the Senior Salute picture; please have your student IDs ready. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brandee Bates Kern at To order extra tickets, click here.

Monday, April 24, 2023

  • Lavender Graduation Celebration
    • Hosted by Tiger Pride Committee
    • Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center, 5-7 p.m.
    • Click here to learn more about the Lavender Graduation Celebration

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

  • Hitimu-Multicultural Graduation
    • Hosted by McClain Center for Diversity
    • Founders Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center, 5-7:30 p.m.
    • Click here to learn more about the Hitimu-Multicultural Graduation

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Friday, May 12, 2023

  • Baccalaureate Service
    • Weaver Chapel, 4:15 p.m. (pre-service music at 4 p.m.)

Planned by the university pastor and members of the senior class, the Baccalaureate Service lasts approximately an hour. Graduates do not wear their academic regalia.

Saturday, May 13, 2023

  • Commencement Exercises*
    • Commencement Hollow, 11:30 a.m. (Ceremony begins)
    • 11 a.m. (All guests must be seated)
    • NO LATER THAN 10:45 a.m. (Graduates report to assembly location)
    • 9:30 a.m. (Venue opens)

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*Outdoors if possible. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in Pam Evans Smith Arena. Tickets are required for an indoor ceremony.

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