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Commencement Information

The College’s Spring Commencement activities will begin with Baccalaureate at the Bennett Chapel at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017. Participation in the service is encouraged but not required. Please bring your graduation gown to wear for the service; no caps and hoods are worn at this event. More information on this event will be posted at a later time.

The Commencement Ceremony will be Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:30 in the Dashiell Amphitheatre in front of the H.B. DuPont College Center.  A reception will follow on the front lawn. We encourage you to participate in this memorable occasion; if you need special accommodations, please notify the Academic Affairs office at (302) 736-2352 or heeshtin@wesley.edu. Any individual who is not able to participate in the ceremony may email heeshtin@wesley.edu and request permission to receive the degree in absentia. All requests will receive a written response from the Academic Affairs office.  No tickets are needed for the outdoor ceremony. Please note the ceremony will be held outdoors unless there is dangerous weather (thunder or lighting).

On Commencement day, Candidates are asked to arrive promptly at 12:30 p.m. to the Wentworth Gymnasium in the College Center.  Those arriving after 1 p.m. will not be able to process. Faculty Marshals will be present to provide instructions. For the Commencement ceremony, State Street in front of the College will be closed beginning at 1:00 p.m. and will remain closed until the conclusion of ceremony. Please note there are many events around the Dover area on this day and traffic will be heavier than normal, please plan accordingly. Please use Governors Avenue and park in any of the parking areas on the west side of the campus.

Because the College wants to continually improve our programs and services, seniors are required to complete a Degree Completion Survey. This survey link will be sent to your Wesley email account by April 8 and must be completed before receiving your cap and gown. Information regarding caps, gowns, and diplomas, as well as information from the Alumni Office related to “Grad Finale” will be available at a later date.

Wesley College Alumni Association will be selling graduation stuffed bears and flowers before the ceremony.

Live Streaming

The Commencement will be available through live streaming. The stream will not be live until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of commencement. The link is available to access the live stream here.

Schedule for Commencement Activities

Friday, May 5, 2017
4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate – Bennett Chapel
Gowns are worn; caps and hoods are not.

7:00 p.m. Department of Nursing Pinning Ceremony – Central Middle School Auditorium

Saturday, May 6, 2017
1:30 p.m. Commencement Ceremony – Dashiell Amphitheatre
No tickets are needed for the outdoor ceremony
Directly following Ceremony: Reception for Graduates – Front Lawn