Every year, Wittenberg University hosts a wide range of events and activities. Scroll down below for events happening each month, and be sure to follow Wittenberg across social media platforms.

MayWednesday1

8:30pm
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Wednesday, May 1stWednesday, May 1stAmerica/New_YorkCram Jam The Benham-Pence Student Center will remain open for everyone to take a study break and enjoy an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord. This amazing event is called Cram Jam.Center Dining Room; Benham-Pence Student Center

MayThursday2

7:30pm
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Thursday, May 2ndThursday, May 2ndAmerica/New_YorkJazz Ensemble ConcertA full big band with saxophones, trumpets, trombones, and a rhythm section that performs music including swing, Latin, and rock fusion. Join us for a performance by the Wittenberg Jazz Ensemble. Click on image below to view event flyer full screen Click Here for a complete list of Department of Music events.Krieg Recital Hall

MayWednesday8

5:00pm
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Wednesday, May 8thWednesday, May 8thAmerica/New_YorkLavender Graduation CelebrationThe McClain Center for Diversity annually hosts a Lavender Graduation for all students that identify within the LGBTQ+ Community. We have refreshments for our attendees and present the students with their rainbow chords, which may be worn at commencement (if they so choose). Click here for more informationShouvlin Center; Room 105

MayFriday10

4:15pm
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Friday, May 10thFriday, May 10thAmerica/New_YorkBaccalaureatePlanned by the university pastors and members of the senior class, the Baccalaureate Service lasts approximately an hour. Graduates do not wear their academic regalia. This annual event is an important part of Wittenberg University's celebration of the senior class. Click here for more information about Commencement.Weaver Chapel
4:30pm
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Friday, May 10thFriday, May 10thAmerica/New_YorkSenior Send-OffGraduating seniors and their guests are invited to celebrate the end of the academic year with a Senior Send-Off!Mother Stewart's Brewing
6:00pm
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Friday, May 10thFriday, May 10thAmerica/New_YorkHitimu-Multicultural Graduation CelebrationThe William A. McClain Center for Diversity annually hosts this celebration and rite of passage for graduating seniors who are members of underrepresented ethnic groups. Students will be presented with a graduation stole, representing their cultural affinity, which may be worn at Commencement. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required. Click here to learn moreShouvlin Center; Room 105

MaySaturday11

11:30am
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Saturday, May 11thSaturday, May 11thAmerica/New_YorkCommencementWittenberg University celebrates its graduates and their tremendous academic achievement each year with Commencement Exercises. We are planning for traditional Commencement Exercises, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Access to Commencement Hollow will be restricted until 9 a.m. All guests must be seated by 11 a.m. Commencement Home PageCommencement Hollow

MayWednesday22

7:00pm
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Wednesday, May 22ndWednesday, May 22ndAmerica/New_YorkWhy Witt? A Student ExperienceWhy Witt? is a one-hour live event held the fourth Wednesday of every month at Founders Pub. Two Alumni (Hud and Timmy) will host fellow Wittenberg grads to share their stories about how they navigated their success and leveraged their Wittenberg experience. This is a live event with food and drink that will also be live-streamed, as well as posted on YouTube and your preferred podcasting app. The topics will range on everything from "Chemistry and the Art of Distilling/Brewing" to "The Business of Sports" to "Bringing Biology to Life: Neurobiology, Super Aging and Dolphin Training." Join Us! Why Witt? An Immersive ExperienceFounders Pub; Benham-Pence Student Center

JuneThursday20

9:00am
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Thursday, June 20thThursday, June 20thAmerica/New_YorkDestination Wittenberg: New Student Orientation 1Welcome, Tigers! We are thrilled that you have chosen to continue your education at Wittenberg University. Destination Wittenberg: New Student Orientation Destination Wittenberg is a New Student Orientation program that helps first-time freshmen and transfer students begin to acclimate to life as a Wittenberg University scholar. This one-day program begins with check-in from 8:15-9 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. First-time freshmen and transfer students and their families, are required to participate in this program because it allows them to begin their successful transition to Wittenberg University. The program is designed to help students begin to identify their identity as a Wittenberg student through sessions on academic and student life, tours of the Wittenberg campus, meeting with Wittenberg faculty and advisors, and connecting with other new and upper-class students. Orientation Home PageBenham-Pence Student Center

JuneFriday21

9:00am
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Friday, June 21stFriday, June 21stAmerica/New_YorkDestination Wittenberg: New Student Orientation 2Welcome, Tigers! We are thrilled that you have chosen to continue your education at Wittenberg University. Destination Wittenberg: New Student Orientation Destination Wittenberg is a New Student Orientation program that helps first-time freshmen and transfer students begin to acclimate to life as a Wittenberg University scholar. This one-day program begins with check-in from 8:15-9 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. First-time freshmen and transfer students and their families, are required to participate in this program because it allows them to begin their successful transition to Wittenberg University. The program is designed to help students begin to identify their identity as a Wittenberg student through sessions on academic and student life, tours of the Wittenberg campus, meeting with Wittenberg faculty and advisors, and connecting with other new and upper-class students. Orientation Home PageBenham-Pence Student Center
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