Wilkes University



Join Us for A Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremony

At 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, President Greg Cant and Interim Provost Terese M. Wignot will officially confer degrees in a virtual ceremony from the Wilkes campus.

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The ceremony will be available on Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m. to view via live stream.

Show us how you celebrate!

Send a photo in your cap and gown by noon on Friday, September 11 to bridget.giunta@wilkes.edu and we'll share on our social media networks.

Commencement Ceremony

The University must postpone our upcoming commencement ceremony. The ceremony that was scheduled for Saturday, September 12 to honor and recognize the graduating classes for May and September 2020 will now be held on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, 2021. Both events will be held at the University Center on Main.

Given the current trajectory of virus infection across our country, the current restrictions in Pennsylvania limiting the size of indoor gatherings, and the recommended quarantine guidelines for individuals traveling to Pennsylvania from certain states (we have students and families attending from at least 30 states), we will be unable to hold the ceremony as we planned.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, we will host our 74th Annual Spring Commencement honoring the graduates from January 2021 and May 2021. On Sunday, May 23, 2021, the University will celebrate the graduates from May 2020 and September 2020. On each day the graduate student ceremony will be held at 10 AM and the bachelor’s degree ceremony at 3 PM. This schedule will allow us to create for both graduating classes the full experience with all the pomp and circumstance of our traditional spring commencement ceremony. We will host our annual Senior Week festivities, beginning May 17, 2021, and invite the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 to those events.

Questions? Student Affairs is here to help. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments on September 12!

The Office of Student Affairs
(570) 408-4100