Phone: 267-386-3001

To learn more about all of our program offerings, contact Kelly Smack at or 267-386-3019.

To learn more about our MSW program, contact Kyle Murray at or 610-738-0339.

Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Director, WCU Philadelphia Campus
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Phone: 610-436-3376
Email: Joseph Santivasci

Marcie Cohen, M.S.
Associate Director for Student Services
Phone: 267-386-3014
Email: Marcie Cohen

Ben Morgan, M.A.
Associate Director, Student Success Center
Phone: 267-386-3027
Email: Ben Morgan

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339
Email: Kyle Murray

Kelly Smack, MSW
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Phone: 267-386-3019
Email: Kelly Smack

Graduation and Commencement


Philadelphia Commencement Ceremony for May & August Graduates

Monday, May 13, 2019

Undergraduate Ceremony: 5:00pm

Graduate Ceremony: 7:00pm

Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia Center City, 237 S. Broad St.

*RSVP is required. Stay tuned for registration link!


Arrival Times 

Graduating students should arrive 45-60 minutes before their ceremony start time.

Undergraduate students: Arrive between 4:00pm and 4:15pm

Graduate students:  Arrive between 6:00pm and 6:15pm

There will be a separate staging area with light refreshments for graduating students.

Guests should plan to arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.  Beverages will be available for guests.


The DoubleTree Hotel has a parking garage with approximately 270 spaces, first come, first served. The rate for parking in their garage will be $12 for up to 12 hours. We have been told that the hotel will place a “for hotel guests only” sign at the parking garage in an attempt to minimize the number of people who park there to go elsewhere in the city; as attendees of an event at the hotel, you and your guests ARE hotel guests and ARE permitted to park in the garage.


Additional Graduation Information

Visit the WCU Registrar's Graduation and Commencement page for:

  • Check the Graduation Application Timeline
  • Apply for Graduation
  • General Education Review
  • Run Your Degree Progress Report
  • Timeline for Awarding Degrees
  • Clear Holds
  • Graduation Honors Information
  • Financial Aid: Final Checks 
  • Don't Graduate Without #WCUFinLit

Click here for the Commencement homepage.


May/August 2019 Graduates - Cap and Gown Ordering 

Cap/gown ordering begins Monday, February 25, 2019. Be sure to use the link for Philadelphia Campus students to have your cap and gown sent to the Philadelphia Campus.

  • The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to the WCU Philadelphia Campus is Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  There is no additional charge for this service.
  • The deadline to submit your cap and gown order to ship to your home is Friday, April 5, 2019.  There is an additional fee for this service, which must be paid by credit card when you order.

Undergraduate Students: Click here for Philadelphia Campus cap and gown orders

Graduate Students: Click here for Philadelphia Campus cap and gown orders

Cap and Gown Pickup

If you ordered your cap and gown to be sent to the Philadelphia Campus, they should be available for pick-up at the reception desk of the Philadelphia Campus Academic and Classroom Suite, beginning date TBD.


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