With the threat of rain showers diminishing but still possible, today's Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be held outside on Memorial Field behind Old Main. Please bring appropriate rain gear and wear appropriate shoes. Rain or shine, please join us in celebrating this special day for our graduates. 

Widener University holds commencement, its formal graduation ceremonies, in May of every year. It is at commencement that diplomas are conferred to students who have successfully completed all degree requirements at Widener University. To participate in commencement, all degree candidates must follow this graduation checklist, including filling out the RSVP form.

Graduate students who are receiving master's or doctoral degrees from August 2015, December 2015, or May 2016 should attend the graduate student commencement ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 9:00 a.m. on the Main Campus in Chester.

Undergraduates who are receiving bachelor's or associate's degrees from August 2015, December 2015, or May 2016 should attend the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 21, at 9:45 a.m. on the Main Campus in Chester.

See the events page for more information. The Law Schools hold separate commencement ceremonies for law graduates at the campuses in Wilmington, Del., and Harrisburg, Pa.

These commencement pages are your primary resource for all information relating to graduation at Widener University's Main Campus. To participate in the commencement ceremony, candidates for graduation must follow all instructions posted at this website. The site is updated regularly, so check back often.

Inclement Weather:  The decision regarding the location of the commencement ceremony will be made the day of the ceremony, and will be announced on the university's website by 7 a.m. the day of the ceremony. For more information, see the Inclement Weather page.


The ROTC Commissioning, Academic Awards, and both Commencement ceremonies will be broadcast live over the Internet.