Graduation Information

May Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in the Lutz-Yelton Convocation Center at:

  • 10:00 a.m. for all Undergraduate Programs including Traditional, DCP, and BSN.
  • 3:00 p.m. for all Graduate Programs including Godbold School of Business, M. Christopher White School of Divinity, School of Education, Hunt School of Nursing, and School of Psychology and Counseling.

In addition, a Baccalaureate Worship Service will take place on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Stewart Hall of the Tucker Student Center. Graduates and their families are cordially invited to attend this service which is in keeping with Gardner-Webb’s strong Christian heritage. Please note this is not the commencement ceremony. Please refer to the memorandum entitled Baccalaureate Service Invitation under the "Graduation Information" on the Registrar Services' website for more information.

An Alumni Reception will take place in the Tucker Center and will immediately following the each graduation ceremony.

This webpage will be updated to reflect the most current graduation information as it becomes available. Look for information about the August Commencement in mid-June 2015.

Commencement Details for Graduating Students

  1. Letter from the Provost
  2. Baccalaureate Service Invitation
  3. Commencement Instructions
  4. Important Graduation Details
  5. Cap and Gown Information
  6. Request to be Excused from Commencement

**As a matter of routine procedure, all individuals who plan to attend the Gardner-Webb University Commencement Service will be subject to electronic screening by University Police. Bags and other items you wish to bring into the facility will also be subject to search prior to entering. Please note that cow bells, air horns, and other noise makers will not be permitted. Your understanding and cooperation are appreciated in an effort to make this event as safe and dignified as possible. Thank you!**

Under the heading of “Graduation Information” on the Gardner-Webb University web site are links to the lists of students who have completed or are completing their degree requirements and are participating in the upcoming commencement ceremonies (from this page, look to the left of this content and click "Graduation Lists") . If your name appears on the list, your application for graduation has been received by the Registrar Services. It is currently being audited, and your advisor will be notified if any problems are found.

Please note that full names are listed. These names will be used in the bulletin and to order the diplomas. Emails will be sent with information concerning commencement exercises and times. Applications for graduation must be received in the Registrar's Office according to the deadline dates published in our Academic Calendar for each program. Check with your advisor should you have questions about submission of your application for graduation.