Commencement

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 2022 will be May 20-22 and will be live-streamed.

Parents and family members are welcome to attend any of the events scheduled during commencement weekend. 

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