What is "commencement"?
Commencement is a graduation ceremony at which diplomas are conferred. See the events page for specifics about Widener's commencement ceremony on the Main Campus.
How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?
Work with your academic advisor and program director to ensure you have met all of the degree requirements. In addition, see the participation requirements page.
Will my guests need tickets to attend graduation?
While there is unlimited seating at The Mann, only some of the guest seating is under the awning and so that seating will be limited. We are currently negotiating the ticketing process with The Mann. We will post ticketing information here at widener.edu/commencement the last week in March.
What is "regalia," and is it required for graduation?
Regalia refers to the formal attire worn during a graduation ceremony. This attire includes graduation gowns, caps, hoods, cords, stoles, and medallions. To participate in commencement at Widener, you must wear the proper regalia.
Will I receive my diploma during the actual ceremony?
No. During the ceremony, you will receive an empty tube. Your diploma will be mailed to you once all degree requirements have been met.
I didn't receive anything about the ceremony in the mail, so how can I obtain graduation information?
We are doing as much as possible online in order to contribute our share in protecting the environment. All information regarding graduation can be found on this commencement website. E-mail notices are sent to the entire Widener community advising everyone that www.widener.edu/commencement is the primary source for commencement information.
Do you have a question regarding graduation that is not covered on this site? Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you soon with an answer.