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Baccalaureate
The College’s Spring Commencement activities will begin with Baccalaureate at the Schwartz Center for the Arts located at 226 South State Street, Dover, DE at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018. 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.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pinning
The BSN Pinning will take place promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Center for the Arts located at 226 South State Street, Dover, DE.  19901. If you have questions please email mary.harmon@wesley.edu.

Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Pinning
The MOT pinning ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in Bennett Chapel. For questions please email arnelle.hughes@wesley.edu.

Commencement
The Commencement Ceremony will be Saturday, May 12, 2018 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. Student 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.

For parents and guests of graduates, Wesley College Alumni Association will be selling graduation stuffed bears and flowers before the ceremony. All proceeds from the sales will go directly towards funding student scholarships.

Degree Completion Survey (must be completed before pick up of cap and gown)
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 9 and must be completed before receiving your cap and gown.

Cap and Gown Pick-up
Pick up caps and gowns from the Bookstore.

Schedule for Commencement Activities

Friday, May 11, 2018

4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate – Schwartz Center or the Arts located at 226 South State Street, Dover, DE.  19901
Gowns are worn; caps and hoods are not.

7:00 p.m. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Pinning – Schwartz Center for the Arts located at 226 South State Street, Dover, DE.  19901

Saturday, May 12, 2018

9:30 a.m. Masters of Occupational Therapy (MOT) Pinning – Bennett Chapel.

1:30 p.m. Commencement Ceremony – Dashiell Amphitheatre

No tickets are needed for the outdoor ceremony
Directly following Ceremony: Reception for Graduates – Front Lawn

For directions and map click here.

Live Streaming

The Commencement Weekend activities will be available through live streaming. The stream will not be live until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of each event.

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