Family Information about Commencement Weekend

Location and length of ceremony: Commencement will last approximately 2 hours. The ceremony will take place on the front lawn of Main Building.

Seating: Tickets are not required for seating on the front lawn of Main Building. Seating will be first-come, first-served.

Rain plan: In the case of inclement weather, the commencement ceremony will move to Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium and tickets will be required due to the limited capacity of the arena. The college will make the rain call, if necessary, and communicate that to students on Thursday, May 19. If the rain plan is enacted, students will be allowed six tickets each. Ticket distribution will take place on Friday, May 20, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Mungo Student Center lobby and from 3-6:30 p.m. in the Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts. Any tickets not picked up on Friday will be available on Sunday morning at a will call at Jerry Richardson Indoor Stadium beginning at 8 a.m. Students may share any extra tickets they may have with classmates who need additional tickets. If students lose their tickets, they will not receive replacements.

Photos: A professional photographer with Grad Images will photograph students as they receive their diplomas. Those photos are available for purchase. For more information, visit

Commencement decorum: The commencement ceremony is undeniably of great importance to each graduate, the guests who are here to celebrate with them, the faculty/staff and the college's special guests. To preserve the proper degree of dignity that this highly academic occasion warrants, the college requests that graduates and their guests do not interrupt the ceremony with inappropriate expressions. By refraining from disrupting the ceremony, the awarding of degrees can progress rapidly and with dignity. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Directions to campus: Directions from major surrounding cities may be found on the visit webpage.

Parking and accommodations for guests with disabilities: Parking information for individuals with a disability is outlined in the parking and traffic flow guidelines and the campus map. Each individual may be accompanied by one family member or friend.

After the ceremony: The Commencement may be followed by Lemonade on the Lawn depending on weather, location of the ceremony, etc.

Hotels and restaurants: A listing of area hotels and restaurants may be found at

Go green: All visitors are asked to join Wofford in recycling paper, plastic, glass and aluminum. Please use the proper containers positioned throughout the campus.