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Widener University holds commencement, its formal graduation ceremony, 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.

The commencement ceremony will be held at The Mann Center on May 17, 2019, at 4 p.m.

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

These commencement pages are your primary resource for all information relating to graduation at Widener University. 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.

Commencement Programs: Downloadable PDFs of the commencement program will be available here during the ceremony, so you can follow along in the comfort of your home and not miss a thing. The program will be posted the morning of the ceremony. You can quickly find your graduate's name in the program by using the "Find/Replace" function: Click at the top of page 7 in the first column, then press Ctrl-F (Mac users press Command-F) to open the Find/Replace feature. Next, enter the graduate's last name in the search field and click the next arrow until the graduate's name is highlighted.


The commencement ceremony will be broadcast live over the Internet.