52nd 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 4

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


Times and Tickets Guidelines and Procedures Watch/Download the Videos

Ceremony Times and Tickets

All guests, regardless of age, will require a guest ticket.

There will be three ceremony times, as listed below.

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.

Arrival Time

Ceremony Begins

Wilmington Hall

Riverfront Ballroom

9:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

College of Business

College of Health Professions

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

College of Education and Liberal Arts

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

3:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

College of Technology


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

  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, Wilmington University has protected the health and safety of its community. For your safety, we encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have negative results to a COVID test within 48 hours of commencement. 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. Should conditions change, faculty and graduates will be notified before the ceremony.
  • 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.

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