Ceremony Information

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY                                                                                                         Saturday, May 20, 2017, 3:00p.m.                                                                                                                           Lawn, DE Campus

In celebration of the achievements of the graduates of December 2016, May 2017, and August 2017, the commencement ceremony will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, on the lawn in front of Geesey House and Polishook Hall.  Graduates should report to the Law Building by 1:30 p.m.  Guest seating does not require a ticket; all seating is first-come, first-served.  Saving seats prior to the ceremony by marking chairs is not allowed; signs on chairs will be removed.  The ceremony will also be broadcast into Polishook Hall.


Widener University has adopted a Tobacco-Free Policy on all campuses.  Use of any tobacco product is prohibited on campus.

SECURITY POLICY: No Backpacks, Large Purses, Bags, Etc., at Graduation

The safety of our students, staff, faculty, and guests is important.  We ask that all graduates and their guests refrain from bringing bags, backpacks, large purses, or containers to the commencement ceremony.  Please leave these items at home or in your vehicle.  For the safety and security of our community, Campus Safety officers may search bags and containers that are brought to graduation events.  Please do not leave your belongings unattended at any time.  Report any unattended bags or suspicious packages to a Campus Safety officer.  These security precautions are for your protection.