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Graduation Events

The following information pertains to graduation events at Widener's Main Campus:

  • Commencement Information Sessions—Dates and times to come, Alumni Auditorium
  • Graduate Student Awards—May 16, 4:30 p.m., Lathem Hall
  • Nightingale Ceremony—May 16, 12:00 p.m., The Springfield Country Club
  • Undergraduate Academic Awards—Dates and times to come
  • Commencement—May 17, 4:00 p.m., The Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • ROTC Commissioning—Date and time to come, Veterans Memorial in front of Old Main



The commencement ceremony information sessions will be held in the Alumni Auditorium. The dates and times will be posted here by the end of March. It is important for graduates who want to participate in commencement to attend an information session if at all possible.

The commissioning ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial in front of Old Main. The date and time will be posted here by the end of February. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will move to Lathem Hall. A reception will follow in the Atrium of University Center. For information, call Army ROTC at 610-499-4098.

The Nightingale Ceremony is held for School of Nursing undergraduates, families, and friends. This year, the Nightingale ceremony will be at The Springfield Country Club (400 W Sproul Rd, Springfield, PA 19064) at noon on Thursday, May 16. For more information, call 610-499-4212.

This ceremony honors master's and doctoral recipients of commencement awards. Award recipients, donors, family members, friends, faculty, and fellow graduates are invited to attend this special event. It begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019, in Lathem Hall.

Recipients of undergraduate commencement awards, donors, family members, friends, and faculty are invited to these special ceremonies. An invitation to attend will be sent to awards recipients.  

This main event celebrates the achievements of August and December 2018 and May 2019 graduating students. The ceremony will take place May 17 at 4 p.m. at The Mann Center in Philadelphia, PA. More information will be posted at this website in January 2019. With the exception of Seeing Eye dogs, please do not bring animals to the ceremony. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Please be courteous and remain until the end of the ceremony.


Important Security Precaution: No Backpacks, Large Purses, Bags, Etc., at Graduation