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may, 2021

sat29may8:00 amsat12:00 pmWilberforce University Commencement 20218:00 am - 12:00 pm


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Event Details

Good Day Students and Families,

Thank you for your patience and commitment to your education and Wilberforce University. We are honored to announce the 165th Commencement Ceremony at our Gaston-Lewis Arena. Commencement will start at 8:00AM and we will also have a live stream option below. Wilberforce University will follow all COVID-19 federal, state, county and township guidelines.

Temperature checks and mask are required.

Commencement Weekend Schedule May 27-29

  • May 28 – Commencement Rehearsal at 1:00 PM (Commencement Grounds)
  • May 25-28 – Pickup Caps and Gowns  This week T/W/Th from 12-2pm in the Walker Building & Alumni Multiplex on Friday 9-12PM on Friday May 28th.
  • May 29 – Commencement 8:00 AM

Commencement Live YouTube Link:


  • May 29 – Commencement is scheduled to be inside the Gaston-Lewis Arena
  • May 29 – Two guest per commencement participant (COVID-19 Protocols)
  • May 29 – The university will live-stream commencement (Information forthcoming)

We will assign you tickets for your guests. We will move the commencement ceremony inside and follow all federal, state, county, and township COVID-19 guidelines, 25% capacity if we have inclement weather. The gymnasium has a personal capacity of 585. The commencement set-up will follow all COVID-19 guidelines related to (distance between people, masks, sanitation stations, and others). The safety of all people is the priority. The commencement program is in process. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Johnny Jones, VP of Academics directly at Thank you for your patience and time.

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