We heard you! Based on overwhelming feedback from Class of 2015 graduating students, President Weisenstein has approved two, undergraduate commencement ceremonies for this spring. The undergraduate ceremonies will be held outdoors, rain or shine, at Farrell Stadium. No tickets are required for the outdoor ceremonies.
If severe weather is expected on either day, the outdoor ceremony at Farrell Stadium will be canceled with as much notice as possible, preferably at least 24 hours in advance. Graduating students will be invited to Hollinger Field House for an abridged program where they will hear the commencement speaker, student speaker and Alumni Association President and receive their diploma covers. Due to limited seating in Hollinger Field House, only graduating students will be admitted.
Guests may choose to view the ceremony streaming live at: phxmediagroup.com/wcupa.
College of Business & Public Affairs
College of Education
College of Health Sciences
Roger Ware, Jr. is president, CEO, and majority owner of Genesee General, a specialty property and casualty insurance company based in Alpharetta, Georgia and Broomfield, Colorado. Genessee General serves independent insurance agents and is one of the nation’s premier insurance wholesalers and Managing General Agents. The company is widely respected for its focus on customer service. Read the full bio for Roger Ware.
College of Arts & Sciences
College of Visual & Performing Arts
Dr. Nicole Melander is executive vice president, digital strategy and chief customer officer for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the prestigious Boston-based publisher. Dedicated to the transformation of the learning experience through strategic digital innovation and a superb customer experience, Dr. Melander works closely with every functional area of the company to consider the implications of technology on people, process, and product. She has in-depth knowledge of social media, educational technologies, e-business software, and large database systems. Read the full bio for Nicole Melander.
Guests and graduating students are strongly encouraged to park in the M Lot parking areas and take the shuttle bus down to the stadium. View the Campus Map.
Shuttle buses will run continuously to and from Farrell Stadium from 7:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Handicap parking will be very limited and will be on a first-come basis. Handicap spectators will be allowed to be dropped off at the main entrance to Farrell Stadium. One (1) family member will be allowed to accompany one handicap or mobility-impaired person to the special seating area located on the track of Farrell Stadium. No exceptions will be made.
If you choose to park along the street and use a meter, please keep in mind that the meters are patrolled by West Chester Borough and are enforced beginning at 5:00 pm Saturday afternoon.
Our Spring Commencement Ceremony at Farrell Stadium has four points of entry. We do bag checks at each of those locations. Please Note: Water in plastic bottles is allowed. No coolers will be permitted. Respectfully, people should enter the appropriate locations:
Cap & Gown Ordering
Cap & Gown Pickup for Undergraduate Students: Apr 27 - May 8
Caps and gowns will be available at the SSI Bookstore during the following dates and times: