The College of Wooster is delighted to be able to celebrate with the Class of 2020 on campus during the weekend of May 20-22, 2022!
We have planned for ways to include the Commencement components most meaningful to you such as the multicultural stoling ceremony, planting of the class tree, a march through the arch like I.S. Monday, evening tent gatherings, commencement practice and champagne toast, baccalaureate, and of course, commencement itself, which will be held at McGaw Chapel on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.
ALL PARTICIPANTS AND GUESTS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS INDOORS. THE COLLEGE WILL HAVE HIGH QUALITY MASKS AVAILABLE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS ONE.
NOTE: All registered returning graduates from the Class of 2020 will be issued temporary access swipe cards that include up to 3 meal swipes per day from Friday dinner through Sunday. Guests are able to pay with cash/credit card.Commencement Program (PDF)
2020 Commencement Schedule of Events
|Friday, May 20|
|5-7 p.m.||Registration/Check-In||Kittredge Dining Hall|
|8-11 p.m.||Karaoke, Trivia, Games||The Underground|
|Saturday, May 21|
|10 a.m.-2 p.m.||Cap Decorating||Gault Alumni Center/Williams Hall Parking Lot (rain location: Knowlton Commons)|
|11:30 a.m.||I.S. March through the Arch||Meet in Oak Grove|
|Noon-2 p.m.||President's All-Campus Picnic, including 2020 graduates, family members/guests, faculty and staff.||Wilson Governance Room, Scot Center|
|2 p.m.||Planting of the Class Tree||Meet for ceremony in McGaw Chapel, tree planting to follow on Kauke Hall South Lawn|
|3-4:30 p.m.||Multicultural Stoling Ceremony||Knowlton Commons|
|5 p.m.||Commencement Practice and Champagne Toast||McGaw Chapel|
|6-9 p.m.||Food trucks and beer/wine for graduates and families. Pick up class gift.||Governance Room, Scot Center|
|6-9 p.m.||Indoor gathering featuring inflatables, music by DJ, and indoor lawn games). Photo opportunities available.||Indoor Track, Scot Center|
|Sunday, May 22|
|Sunday, May 22|
|8 a.m.-2 p.m.||Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks||Knowlton Café|
|11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.||Lunch||Kittredge|
|12:45 p.m.||Commencement Procession||Kauke South Lawn;
Rain location: Back entrance of McGaw
|1:30 p.m.||Commencement Ceremony||McGaw Chapel|