Graduate smiling, raising his diploma in the air

Commencement Weekend 2018

Commencement Weekend is Saturday May 12 - Monday, May 14, 2018. It is a campus-wide celebration to honor our graduating seniors. Plan to attend, participate, and experience all the great activities we have planned!

Planning Your Trip

Commencement Location

This year, Commencement will be held in the Gault Recreation Center in the Scot Center. Read more about the location decision in this letter to seniors and families.

Watch Online

The Commencement Ceremony will be available by live stream.

Announcement, Rings, and Diploma Frames

Customized commencement announcements and Wooster diploma frames can be ordered through The Florence O. Wilson Bookstore.

Information for Seniors

Class of 2018, here's all you need to know about caps, gowns, tassels, and cords, Senior Weekend, and procedures for Baccalaureate and Commencement and more.


Gowns were distributed at the beginning of the academic year and were worn by seniors at Convocation in August; these same gowns are to be worn by graduating seniors at Commencement. If the original gown has been lost or destroyed, seniors will be required to purchase a replacement gown by contacting Loren Tooley in the College Bookstore; the cost for a replacement gown is $20. The College will provide caps and tassels to all graduating seniors at no charge, and these will be distributed in mid-April/early May.


Tickets for admission are not required for any event during Commencement Weekend, including Baccalaureate, the All-Campus Picnic, and Commencement. Therefore, graduating seniors may invite as many guests as they wish.


For commencement-related questions, please contact Sally Whitman in the Office of the President by email or by phone at 330-263-2139.