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. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brandee Bates Kern at commencement@wittenberg.eduAll Extra ticket requests have been filled at this time. Extra tickets may be available the morning of the ceremony at the Will Call booth. However, extra tickets are not guaranteed.

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
    • Shouvlin Center, Room 105, 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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