Commencement

Commencement Weekend 2024 schedule will be posted at a later date.

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.

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

Friday, May 17, 2024

HONORS CONVOCATION

The college’s annual academic and leadership awards program
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium
Contact: Provost Tim Schmitz, willcoxrd@wofford.edu, 864-597-4020

RECEPTION FOR CLASS OF 2024 HOSTED BY PRESIDENT NAYEF AND PREMA SAMHAT

Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Location: Lawn between Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium and Gibbs Stadium
Contact: Amanda Gilman, gilmanaf@wofford.edu, 864-597-4011

CLASS OF 2024 CELEBRATION

Time: 7:30-11 p.m. (Free food trucks from 7:30-9:30 p.m.)
Location: The Horseshoe, Main Building lawn
Contact: Talicia Murphy, murphyti@wofford.edu, 864-597-4043


Saturday, May 18, 2024

SENIOR SHOWCASE AND MIMOSA RECEPTION

Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Ramón Galiñanes, galinanesr@wofford.edu, 864-597-4402

PRESIDENTIAL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR PRESENTATION

Time: 11 a.m.
Location: Room 115, Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts
Contact: Ramón Galiñanes, galinanesr@wofford.edu, 864-597-4402

WOFFORD FIRST SENIOR CELEBRATION

First-generation seniors and their families are invited to celebrate their accomplishments
Time: Noon
Location: Tony White Theater, Mungo Student Center
Contact: James Stukes, stukesje@wofford.edu, 864-597-4406

CLASS OF 1974 LUNCH

Open to members of the class of 1974
Time: Noon
Location:
Burwell Building
Contact:
Melissa Petoskey, petoskeymg@wofford.edu, 864-597-4209

CLASS OF 1974 CAMPUS TOUR

Open to members of the class of 1974
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Front Plaza of the Burwell Building
Contact: Melissa Petoskey, petoskeymg@wofford.edu, 864-597-4209

SOUTHERN GUARDS COMMISSIONING CEREMONY

Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Leonard Auditorium, Main Building
Contact: Mary Edith Stricklen, stricklenmw@wofford.edu, 864-597-4332

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE

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

CLASS OF 1974 INDUCTION TO THE 50 YEAR CLUB

By Invitation
Time: 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. dinner
Location: Harley Room, Richardson Physical Activities Building
Contact: Melissa Petoskey, petoskeymg@wofford.edu, 864-597-4209

SENIOR PICNIC

Time: Immediately following Baccalaureate until 7:30 p.m.
Location: The Horseshoe, Main Building lawn
Contact: Ashley Owen, owenam@wofford.edu, 864-597-4067

CLASS OF 2024 BAND PARTY

Time: 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Location: The Horseshoe, Main Building lawn
Contact: Ashley Owen, owenam@wofford.edu, 864-597-4067


Sunday, May 19, 2024

COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES

Seniors wear caps and gowns and walk in alphabetical order by degree.
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Seal, Main Building
Contact: Tamara Burgess, burgesstm@wofford.edu, 864-597-4030

*Commencement will move to the Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium in case of inclement weather.

The commencement livestream can be viewed indoors in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts, Room 115.

Seniors must be checked out of the residence halls and the village by 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. More information will follow with check-out information and expectations.

If you have any questions about checkout, please email reslife@wofford.edu.