The schedule is set for Wofford College’s Commencement weekend for the Class of 2022 with special honorees from the Class of 1972 celebrating their 50th reunion. The weekend will be celebrated May 20-22 with a senior picnic, honor’s convocation, senior showcase, Baccalaureate service and a senior class party. The Commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 22, and it will be live streamed. Please find all of the weekend’s events below and mark your calendar to celebrate the Class of 2022.

Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 20, 2022

Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Location: Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Phillip Stone, stonerp@wofford.edu, 864-597-4309
Livestream Link: wofford.edu/phi-beta-kappa

Honors Convocation
The college’s annual academic and leadership awards program
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Roberta Hurley, hurleyrl@wofford.edu, 864-597-4040
Livestream Link: wofford.edu/honors-convocation

Reception for the Class of 2022 hosted by President Nayef and Prema Samhat
Time: 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Location: Lawn near the Daniel Building
Contact: Amanda Gilman, gilmanaf@wofford.edu, 864-597-4011

Class of 2022 Celebration featuring DJ Kurious George
Time: 7:30-11:30 p.m. (Free food trucks from 7:30-9:30 p.m.)
Location: Phase III, The Village
Contact: Talicia Murphy, murphyti@wofford.edu, 864-597-4043


Saturday, May 21, 2022

Senior Showcase
Showcase and mimosa reception
Time: 10:30 a.m. - noon
Location: Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Amanda Gilman, gilmanaf@wofford.edu, 864-597-4011

Presidential International Scholar Presentation
Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Room 112, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Amanda Gilman, gilmanaf@wofford.edu, 864-597-4011

Wofford Firsts Senior Celebration
First-generation seniors are invited to celebrate their accomplishments
Time: Noon
Location: Harley Room, Richardson Physical Activities Building
Contact: James Stukes, stukesje@wofford.edu, 864-597-4406
Registration: punchbowl.com/parties/f443f05952721222886f

Southern Guards Commissioning Ceremony
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Jerome Johnson Richardson Theatre, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Mary Edith Stricklen, stricklenmw@wofford.edu, 864-597-4332
Livestream Link: wofford.edu/rotc-ceremony

Baccalaureate Service — An interfaith worship service for the Class of 2022
Seniors wear caps and gowns and process together
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
Contact: Elizabeth Fields, fieldsem@wofford.edu, 864-597-4050
Livestream Link: wofford.edu/baccalaureate

Senior Picnic
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: The Galleria, Michael S. Brown Village Center

Class of 2022 Band Party featuring U’Neek Flav’ur
Time: 9 p.m.-midnight
Location: Phase I, The Village
Contact: Ashley Owen, owenam@wofford.edu, 864-597-4067


Sunday, May 22, 2022

Commencement Exercises
Seniors wear caps and gowns and walk in alphabetical order by degree. Lemonade on the lawn to follow.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Seal, Main Building (Commencement will move to the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in case of inclement weather. View the commencement livestream indoors at Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.)
Contact: Tamara Burgess, burgesstm@wofford.edu, 864-597-4030
Livestream Link: wofford.edu/commencement2022


COVID-19 Policies
The college is continuing to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic by following recommendations based on best practices from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American College Health Association (ACHA) and local healthcare experts. Masks are optional in campus buildings except in classrooms and labs or as directed by faculty, staff or students in confined spaces, private offices or residence hall rooms. Unvaccinated people are encouraged to wear masks, and people who are completing their isolation or quarantine from COVID-19 exposure are required to wear masks as recommended by the CDC.

Parking
Campus parking lots will open two hours before the Commencement ceremony begins. Guests should plan to enter campus from Evins Street, Cummings Street or Memorial Drive. Please follow directions that will be given by staff in available parking lots. The Marsh Lot, located off of Memorial Drive, and the horseshoe, off of Evins Street and behind Main Building, will be reserved for accessibility parking. See the parking map for Commencement 2022.

Go Green
Visitors are asked to join Wofford in recycling paper, plastic and aluminum. Please use the proper containers positioned throughout the campus.

First Aid Station
A first aid station with health care providers from the Wofford Wellness Center will be available during the Baccalaureate service and Commencement exercises. A Wofford staff member or college marshal should be able to assist.