Commencement

Acknowledgement of responsibilities: All members of the Wofford College community and campus visitors are expected to adhere to the college’s expectations of guests during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the wearing of masks/face coverings and to practice social distancing. Graduates and guests should not attend Commencement Weekend events if they are sick. Attendees should leave events if they begin to experience fever, coughing and shortness of breath.

Celebrating the graduating class is a highlight of the academic year. Each year in May, Wofford plans a weekend of events including a senior picnic, Baccalaureate service, a senior class party and, of course, Commencement. Commencement Weekend 2021 will be May 14-16 and will be live streamed. See schedule below.

FRIDAY, MAY 14

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
2 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.
For ROTC cadets from Wofford College, Converse College, Limestone College and USC Upstate.
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony livestream.
Staff contact: Mary Edith Stricklen, stricklenmw@wofford.edu, 864-597-4332

Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony
3:15 p.m., Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
For Phi Beta Kappa inductees and their families.
Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony livestream.
Staff contact: Dr. Phillip Stone ’94, stonerp@wofford.edu, 864-597-4313

Honors Convocation, academic and leadership awards program
5 p.m., Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
Honors Convocation livestream.
Staff contact: Roberta Hurley ’81, hurleyrl@wofford.edu, 864-597-4040

Reception for the Class of 2021, hosted by Nayef and Prema Samhat
6:30 p.m., Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
For members of the Class of 2021 and their families.
Staff contact: Amanda Gilman, gilmanaf@wofford.edu, 864-597-4011

Friday Food Truck Fest and DJ Sha
8-10 p.m., Phase I, Senior village apartments.
For members of the Class of 2021 and their families.
Staff contact: Talicia Murphy, murphyti@wofford.edu, 864-597-4043

SATURDAY, MAY 15

Baccalaureate Service, an Interfaith worship service for the Class of 2021
5 p.m., Gibbs Stadium.
Baccalaureate Service livestream.
Staff contact: Elizabeth Fields, fieldsem@wofford.edu, 864-597-4050

Barbecue on the Lawn and Music
7-9 p.m., Dinner served.
7-11 p.m., Band party.
Phase I, Senior village apartments.
Staff contacts: Talicia Murphy, murphyti@wofford.edu, 864-597-4043, and Nadia Glover, glovernr@wofford.edu, 864-597-4065

SUNDAY, MAY 16

Commencement Exercises
9:30 a.m., Gibbs Stadium.
Commencement Exercises livestream.
This is a ticketed event. Each member of the Class of 2021 will receive four tickets. In case of severe weather, Commencement will be held in the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium and only graduates will be allowed to attend. A livestream of the Commencement ceremony will be broadcast through the college’s YouTube channel whether it is held in Gibbs Stadium or the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium.
Staff contact: Tamara Burgess, burgesstm@wofford.edu 864-597-4030


Preparing for Graduation

Commencement Weekend

Family Info for Commencement