53rd Commencement

On behalf of Wilmington University, we extend our sincere best wishes to the graduates and to all who have supported you in your accomplishments. We look forward to your attendance at the Commencement ceremony, when we will recognize the achievements of the students who have applied for a degree.

Sunday, June 2 & Monday, June 3, 2024

Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St.
Wilmington, DE  19801


Times and Tickets Guidelines and Procedures

Ceremony Times and Tickets

All guests, regardless of age, will require a guest ticket. Tickets will be emailed to attending graduates the week of May 6.

There are four ceremony start times as listed below. There are two concurrent ceremonies at each time on Sunday, June 2.

Ceremony times and rooms
Arrival Time: Graduates should plan to arrive and check in no later than this time.
Ceremony Time: Each ceremony begins promptly at this time. All guests should be in the hall and seated at this time.
Date Arrival Time Ceremony Begins Wilmington Hall Riverfront Ballroom
Sunday, June 2 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. College of Business
master’s and doctoral graduates
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
all graduates
Sunday, June 2 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. College of Health Professions and Natural Sciences
all graduates
College of Business
associates and bachelor’s graduates
Sunday, June 2 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. College of Education and Liberal Arts
all graduates
College of Technology
associates and bachelor’s graduates
Monday, June 3 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. College of Technology
master’s graduates

Ceremony Guidelines and Procedures

Please note these essential points to ensure a safe and vibrant ceremony at the Chase Center on the Riverfront.

Guest Tickets

  • Graduates do not need a ticket; however, all guests, regardless of age, require a ticket to enter the ceremony. Anyone without a ticket will not be admitted into the ceremony.
  • We recommend that you give the tickets to your guests before the ceremony and explain our policies.
  • Wilmington University is not responsible for lost or misplaced tickets.

Security and Safety

  • Masks and face coverings are optional. While masks are not required, continuing to wear one is a personal decision. We respect anyone who makes that choice.
  • Standard security measures will be in place, so everyone entering the Chase Center will be searched.
  • Strollers, infant carriers, balloons, backpacks, large purses, or outside food and beverages are not permitted in the Chase Center.

The graduation year on your tassel is based on the commencement year ceremony, not the year you finished your degree.