Q. Are guest tickets required for admission to any of the scheduled events during Commencement Weekend?
Graduating seniors may invite as many guests as they wish because tickets for admission are not required for any event during Commencement Weekend, including Baccalaureate, Commencement (outdoors or indoors), and the All-Campus Picnic. (All other meals may be purchased at Lowry Center Dining Room.)
Q. At what time does Commencement conclude?
Commencement on Monday typically lasts approximately 2 ½ hours; therefore, the ceremony
should conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m.
Q. What are the prices of meals for guests?
Meal prices for Lowry Center Dining Room are: breakfast $5.86; lunch $7.99; dinner
Corresponding prices for children (ages 2-11) are: $3.46; $6.00; and $6.00 (all taxes are
included). Please note that there is no charge and tickets are not required for the All-Campus
Picnic on Sunday, May 11.
Q. Will the College be providing any transportation between local hotels and the campus on the day of Commencement?
The College will be providing a shuttle van service to and from Lowry Center on Monday,
May 12. This service will be available to and from the following area hotels: Best Western,
Days Inn, Econolodge, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, and Rodeway Inn. Shuttles will run
every half hour, beginning at 8:00 a.m., with a final run to campus at 9:30 a.m. Return shuttles to
each designated location will depart from Lowry Center at half-hour intervals from 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. Guests will be dropped off and/or picked up at Lowry Center.
Please note that shuttle service is not available on Sunday, May 11.
Q. Where will parking be available to guests during Commencement Weekend?
All on-campus parking lots will be open for guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sunday, May 11, additional parking will be available at the Gault Schoolhouse, located at 716
Beall Avenue (a few blocks south of campus); shuttle van service will not be available that day.
Q. Will the College be providing any transportation between the parking lots and the Commencement site for guests with disabilities or those otherwise in need of assistance?
On Sunday, May 11, courtesy golf carts and drivers will be available following Baccalaureate
until 2:30 p.m. On Monday, May 12, courtesy golf carts and drivers will be available beginning
at 8:00 a.m. at Ebert Art Center, Holden Hall, Lowry Center, Galpin-Taylor, and Wagner Hall
parking lots to transport guests to The Oak Grove (or the Armington Physical Education Center,
in case of rain). Following Commencement, courtesy golf carts and drivers will be available on
the south lawn of Kauke Hall (or the Armington Physical Education Center, in case of rain).
Q. Will any space be reserved at Commencement Weekend events for guests usingwheelchairs?
During Baccalaureate and the Commencement Concert on Sunday, May 11, reserved seating
be available for guests using wheelchairs on the main floor of McGaw Chapel.
On Monday, May 12, individuals using wheelchairs can find comfortable seating in the The Oak
Grove. If Commencement is moved into the Armington Physical Education Center due to
inclement weather, spaces will be reserved for guests using wheelchairs, and student ushers will
be available to direct families to the appropriate section.
Q. Will a photographer be on campus during Commencement?
A photographer will be on campus Monday morning, May 12, to take photographs of graduating
seniors, both individually and in groups. Proofs from which orders may be placed will be sent
directly from the photographer to the graduating senior at the home address approximately two
weeks following Wooster's Commencement.
Q. Whom should I contact with any further questions about Commencement Weekend?
Please direct questions to Sally Whitman in the Office of the President at 330-263-2313.