Friday, May 13, 2016

  • Honors and Awards Ceremony, 4 p.m., College Chapel

Saturday, May 14, 2016

  • Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m., Sunderland Lawn
  • Reception (cookies & punch), immediately following, Morris Pavilion

2016 Commencement Speaker:
Ray Offenheiser, Oxfam America President

Admission to Commencement Ceremony

Invitations/Tickets are not required for admission to the Saturday ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests that a graduate may invite. Invitations will be available for purchase in the bookstore after April 15th, 2016.


Photo Specialties will be attending the Warren Wilson College Commencement Ceremony to take a photograph of each graduate as they cross the stage and receive their diploma. Photograph proofs and order forms will be mailed and emailed to graduates’ addresses within ten days of the ceremony. This service is provided by Photo Specialties; all communications and photo orders will be from Photo Specialties. If you have any questions, you can call them at 919-967-9576.


Please follow signs and park in designated areas: behind Kittredge Theater, near Jensen Academic building, DeVries Gym, and at the Chapel. Remember, all streets are fire lanes at Warren Wilson. Carpooling is encouraged.

Inclement Weather

Ceremony held rain or shine. In case of severe inclement weather, alternate plans will be announced.

Handicap Parking / Seating and Other Arrangements

If you require accommodations, please contact WWC Public Safety at 828-230-4592.

Cap & Gown / Rehearsal

For information about caps & gowns, please contact Student Activities at

Rehearsal for Commencement will be May 12 at 5pm at Kittredge Theatre.

General Information

Contact Academic Affairs at