View the 150th and 151st Commencement Programs here.

Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events

Thursday May 13
6 p.m. Honors Society Ceremony - Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall
8 p.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony - Virtual, the video will be available at wilson.edu/baccalaureate2021 on the day of the event

Friday, May 14
5 p.m. Senior Bash - Mistick Quad

Saturday, May 15
2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement  - watch the recorded video here
9 a.m. Graduates Line Up
9:30 a.m. Faculty Line Up, Stage Party Line Up
9:50 a.m. Processional Begins
10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony - Main Green

2020 and 2021 Nursing Pinning Ceremony
5:30 p.m. Main Green

Sunday, May 16
2021 Undergraduate Commencement - watch the recorded video here
9 a.m. Graduates Line Up
9:30 a.m. Faculty Line Up, Stage Party Line Up
9:50 a.m. Processional Begins
10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony - Main Green

2021 Graduate Commencement - watch the recorded video here
1 p.m. Graduates Line Up
1:30 p.m. Faculty Line Up, Stage Party Line Up
1:50 p.m. Processional Begins
2 p.m. Commencement Ceremony - Main Green

 


Commencement Speakers

2020 Commencement Speakers

Mario Capecchi
Molecular Geneticist, 2017 Nobel Prize Co-Winner in Physiology or Medicine

Megan Potter
Class of 2020 President

 

2021 Commencement Speakers

Gwendolyn Sykes
Chief Financial Officer, United States Secret Service

Danielle Stafford
Class of 2021 President

Dawson Zalegowski
Class of 2021 Vice President

Katie Shank
Master of Healthcare Administration

 


Commencement Weekend Information

  • Commencement events will be held on the Main Green.
  • All ceremonies will be live-streamed at wilson.edu/commencement2021
  • There will be no receptions on campus following the ceremonies.
  • All attendees must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing. Accommodations for social distancing will be made in how the event is set up on the green.
  • Hand sanitizer and face mask stations will be placed at entrances to the Main Green.
  • Due to limitations on the total number of attendees allowed at each event, Wilson students who are not participating in that particular ceremony will not be able to attend.
  • In the case of rain, a decision will be communicated at least 1 day in advance. All activities will switch to virtual only, with no on-campus, in-person event, and will be shared via internet link. At a later date, graduates will have the chance to walk across the stage in regalia for a photo op with the president.
  • No in-person rehearsals will be held. Instructions for the ceremonies will be pre-recorded and available to all students via a link on Canvas.
  • Our alums will be symbolically represented by one individual versus the traditional Blue and Silver Line.