Commencement Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 1, 2024

  • 100 Days ‘til Graduation
    • Geil Lounge & Founder’s Pub, Benham-Pence Student Center
    • 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Find out who your Commencement speaker will be at the annual “100 Days” event!  Senior Class members are invited again to make their class gift at an event where classmates are invited to share the stories of their time at Witt and their excitement for their future as alumni. Senior Class Cabinet members will be on-site to conduct voting for the senior class flower, motto, color, etc.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

  • Wittenberg will host a Countdown to Commencement Grad Fair 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 18, 2024

  • Senior Salute Picture
    • Myers Hall
    • 4:30 p.m. (please arrive at 4 p.m.)
    • Rain Date: Thursday, April 25 (same time and location)
    • 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 (form now available!)

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

  • Lavender Graduation Celebration
    • Hosted by McClain Center for Diversity
    • Room 105, Joseph C. Shouvlin Center For Lifelong Learning
    • 5-7 p.m.
    • Click here to learn more about the Lavender Graduation Celebration
    • Register here

Thursday, May 9, 2024

  • Senior Send-Off

Friday, May 10, 2024

  • Baccalaureate Service
    • Weaver Chapel, 4:15 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.

Friday, May 10, 2024

  • Hitimu-Multicultural Graduation
    • Hosted by McClain Center for Diversity
    • Room 105, Joseph C. Shouvlin Center For Lifelong Learning
    • 6-8 p.m.
    • Click here to learn more about the Hitimu-Multicultural Graduation
    • Register here

Saturday, May 11, 2024

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

*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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