Commencement Ceremonies May 5, 2018
Voller Athletic Center Arena


Keynote Address for both ceremonies:  
Ms. Jo Anne Lyon
 General Superintendent Emerita, The Wesleyan Church

10:30 a.m. Ceremony-A.G.E. Programs
Master's Degree 
Bachelor's Degree (cohort programs) 

Class Speaker: Susie Gatewood,
M.S., Nursing Leadership, and Administration

Scripture Reader: Monique Moorehead
B.S., Health Administration

2:30 p.m. Ceremony-Traditional Undergraduate Bachelor's Degree 
& B.E.L.L. Certificate 

Class Speaker, Senior Class Council President:
Taylor Rawson
B.A., Communication

Scripture Reader: Jarron Widrick 
B.S., Adolescence Education-Mathematics

All student graduates are expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony.
If extenuating circumstances prevent your participation, it is important that you submit an email with a request to graduate in absentia to Dr. David Basinger, Chief Academic Officer, at


Order up to 9 guest tickets, by April 27. Click the button above for more information & to place your order.

Formal announcements, if desired, may be purchased through Signature Announcements.

Click link above for details. Pick-up May 2-4.

Commencement should be a time of remembrance and celebration! Please use menu at left & information
on these pages to answer your questions & make your graduation day more enjoyable.

*Student Graduates - Important Notes*

Do you need a special accommodation due to mobility restrictions or need a Sign Language Interpreter? 
Please contact Office of Registration at 585.594.6596.

Your academic department/program may host a special event the weekend of Commencement.  For a full listing, please click on the appropriate Event Schedule link on the menu to the left. You may need to RSVP.

On May 5, please plan to arrive at your designated line-up location
45 minutes before your ceremony is scheduled to begin.