Joseph Santivasci, M.Ed.
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Phone: 610-436-3376
Email: JSantivasc@wcupa.edu

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

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

Kyle Murray
MSW Recruiter
Phone: 610-738-0339
Email: KMurray@wcupa.edu

Kelly Smack
Assistant Director for Recruitment
Phone: 267-386-3019
Email: KSmack@wcupa.edu


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Graduation and Commencement

 

Philadelphia Commencement Ceremony for May & August Graduates

Monday, May 14, 2018

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. RSVP online here. The deadline is Friday, April 13.

 

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.

Parking 

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 2018 Graduates - Cap and Gown Ordering 

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 28, 2018.  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 6, 2018.  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 April 30th (students will receive an email to confirm once they arrive).

 

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