Congratulations, graduates!

Waynesburg University holds one Commencement service each year in May. Graduates from all semesters receive their recognition at this ceremony.

Your planning for graduation should begin 6 to 12 months prior to your final semester of classes.

Click on either the undergraduate or graduate students tab for information specific to you - including a pre- and post-graduation to-do list, as well as information on tickets, caps, gowns, announcements, student honors and everything else you need to know.

Click on the schedule tab for important information regarding inclement weather and the schedule for Commencement.

Commencement: Sunday, May 1, 2016

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10:00 a.m. Graduates and Faculty Arrive to the Marsh Center in Roberts Chapel for Baccalaureate Procession Line-up

All graduates will robe in the Marsh Center (lower level of Chapel) promptly at 10:00 a.m. The procession line forms at 10:30 a.m.

The procession will begin at 10:50 a.m. under the direction of Dr. James Bush, Assistant Faculty Marshal. The procession for Baccalaureate will not follow any specific alpha or degree order. Please be prompt!

10:00 a.m. Guest Seating Begins for Baccalaureate Service
11:00 a.m. Baccalaureate Service

The event will be live streamed - see the link at www.waynesburg.edu

Baccalaureate will be held in Roberts Chapel.

Graduates are not to wear caps or hoods for the Baccalaureate service.

Honor Cords Distribution: Immediately following Baccalaureate: Gymnasium foyer. Honor cords and Academic Excellence pins may be obtained in the foyer of the Gymnasium immediately following Baccalaureate until just prior to Commencement line up at 1:00 p.m.

Display of Honors: Only Waynesburg University Honor cords and Academic Excellence pins shall be worn on the robe during the ceremonies. No departmental or organizational pins, cords or sashes, or other decorations are to be displayed on either the cap or gown. Graduates are not permitted to carry or wear flowers during the ceremonies.

11:30 a.m. Graduate Luncheon in Benedum Dining Hall and Stover Campus Center: Tickets are Required

All graduates and their families are welcome to celebrate at the Graduate’s Luncheon on the day of Commencement. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance online and presented at the door. There will be two seating time slots to choose from when you make your purchase. Please refer to the Commencement schedule, as the time slots do overlap slightly with other activities. There are a limited number of seats per time slot; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $8 per person in advance and are non-refundable. For more information or to order tickets, please visit waynesburg.ticketleap.com/graduate-lunch.

12:30 p.m. Guest Seating Begins for Commencement Service
1:00 p.m. Arrive to Commencement Procession Line-up Locations

Bachelor's Degree Candidates will robe in the Gymnasium (see campus map) at 1:00 p.m. Promptness is imperative as the procession begins at 1:55 p.m. Those who are not at their assembly points, in academic regalia, when the procession is formed, will receive their diploma at the end of the granting of degrees portion of the ceremony and will not be with others in their specific degree category. Graduates will line up alphabetically in double files by degree. Signs will be posted in the Gymnasium indicating where you should gather.

Members of the faculty will assist Assistant Faculty Marshal Dr. Bush in the double files and will lead the graduates in each of their designated degree programs in the procession.

Master's Degree and Doctoral Candidates will robe in the Fitness Center 1st Floor (see campus map) at 1:00 p.m. Promptness is imperative. Signs will be posted for the designated degree programs. Those who are not at their assembly points, in academic regalia, when the procession is formed, will receive their diploma at the end of the granting of degrees portion of the ceremony and not with others in their specific degree category.

Members of the faculty will assist and lead the graduates in each of their designated degree programs in the procession.

Late Arrivals: Any candidate arriving after 1:00 will be considered late-arriving and must report to the Gymnasium for further instructions from a representative from the Office of the Registrar. A late arrival will be seated at the end of the procession and will receive his/her diploma following all other degree candidates. Once the Commencement procession begins, it is not interrupted.

2:00 p.m. Commencement Service

Graduates will observe proper decorum and etiquette that befits a formal, once-in-a-lifetime ceremony. Graduates are not permitted to carry gifts, flowers, etc. during the academic exercises. Guests and graduates are asked not to use cellular phones during the ceremony. Use of cellular phones during the ceremony, including the procession across campus, is disruptive to guests, students, and ceremony participants.

Miller Hall sits on a hill and the lawn, where the Commencement service is held, is on a slope which is steep in places. There is risk of tripping and/or falling due to the slope of the lawn or to heels sinking in the grass. For your safety, we request that high heeled shoes NOT be worn for the service.

Dr. Bush, Assistant Faculty Marshal, will lead the bachelor's degree candidates, and Directors will lead the master's degree and doctoral candidates across Fountain Park to the sidewalk in front of Miller Hall. The procession of graduates will stop in front of Miller Hall and separate into two ranks to honor the President, special guests, trustees, and faculty as they pass through.

Once the procession begins, it will not stop or be broken until it is completed at the front of Miller Hall and all graduates have been seated.

Caps are worn during the procession and ceremonies but are removed for the invocation, national anthem, and benediction.

All graduates are expected to participate in the entire ceremony, from the start of the procession through the recession after the benediction.

A Professional photographer will be taking pictures as graduates shake hands with the President. These images will be available for purchase through Grad Images, the independent vendor contracted for this service. Proofs will be mailed to the graduate by Grad Images. All questions regarding this service should be directed to Grad Images. Family members may take photographs in designated areas only.

Inclement Weather

  • Guests should come prepared for all weather conditions, including rain and hot sun.

  • Tickets are not required to attend Commencement services held outdoors on Miller Hall lawn. This is always the first choice location for the services. Services will only be moved indoors should conditions require. This decision will be made the day of services based on weather and ground conditions.

  • Should a decision be made to move the ceremony indoors due to inclement weather, notice will be immediately posted on our website's main page and a text message will be sent through our "E2Campus" emergency response notification system.

  • In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the Marisa Fieldhouse. Because of the size of the graduating class and the limited space, tickets will be issued for admittance. Each graduate is allotted two (2) guest tickets for the Marisa Fieldhouse. NO additional tickets will be available.

  • Due to aisle restrictions to comply with fire codes, no strollers will be permitted in the Marisa Fieldhouse.

  • Guests without tickets may view the ceremony via closed circuit TV from the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, Alumni Hall, McCance Auditorium (in Buhl Hall), Stover Center 2nd Floor “Bee Hive” and Stover Center 3rd Floor conference rooms. (See campus map).

  • To view remotely, click on the live feed link at www.waynesburg.edu.

Undergraduates

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Written notices regarding the 2016 Commencement website are mailed in February to participants that have officially applied for graduation. If you have not received a postcard, please contact the Office of the Registrar to confirm your eligibility status.

Pre-Graduation To-Do List

      1. Verify graduation deadlines for the University.
        Month all work to be completed: Application to be submitted by:
        December Third Friday in July
        May Second Friday in November
        August Second Friday in April
      2. Complete the following actions and consult with your advisor:
        • Academic plan (view your plan using Self Service to confirm course requirements have been met)
        • Degree Audit
        • Application for Degree
      3. Update your local and permanent addresses with the Registrar's Office to ensure you receive all pertinent information without delay. Check these address(es) for mail as well as your WU e-mail on a regular basis.
      4. Any financial obligations you have (fees, tickets, fines, etc.) must be paid. Until they are resolved, you will not receive your diploma, transcripts, or have other documents released.
      5. Any HOLDS must be removed prior to receiving your diploma, transcripts or other documents. If there is a hold on your account, contact the specific department that placed the hold (i.e. Business Office, Student Services, Athletics, Library, etc.)
      6. Visit the WU Bookstore for your graduation announcements, University ring, and various memorabilia items. You may also call the bookstore at 724.852.2665.
        • To order your cap & gown, etc. click here. Orders are available for pick-up at the WU Bookstore’s “Grad Fair” in March.
      7. Any graduate with special needs (such as visual, auditory, and/or mobility) who will require reasonable accommodations to participate in the Commencement service(s), please contact Brian Carr at 724.852.3317 or email bcarr@waynesburg.edu. Requests should be made a minimum of one week prior to Commencement to allow time to arrange for the accommodations.
      8. If you are a main campus, undergraduate student, you can schedule your optional graduation interview by clicking here. The last day for interviews is April 11. UPDATE: Interview for 2016 graduates are closed.
      9. Should your plans to graduate change, notify the Registrar's Office at 724.852.3389.
      10. Commencement Attendance Policy – Attendance at Commencement is required. Anyone who has a valid reason for release from this obligation must notify the Office of the Registrar. You may submit a request to be excused online by clicking here.
      11. If you have borrowed funds through either the Federal Direct and/or the Perkins Loan Program, you are required to complete Exit Loan Counseling.

AFTER GRADUATION:

      1. Become a member of Waynesburg United -- the University's online community. Here you can sign up for alumni events, find University news and network with other alumni.
      2. The University's Alumni Relations site is also a great place to access alumni resources such as meeting the staff, finding ways to support your alma mater and requesting transcripts.
      3. Fill out the Alumni Services survey. For more information on Career Services, call 724.852.3399

Required Tickets

All graduate family and friends are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony when held outside, but in case of inclement weather, graduates will receive 2 tickets for the indoors ceremony. All other attendees are welcome to view the ceremony from one of the several broadcasts around campus.

All graduates and their families are welcome to celebrate at the Graduate's Luncheon on the day of Commencement. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance online and presented at the door. There will be two seating time slots to choose from when you make your purchase. Please refer to the Commencement schedule, as the time slots do overlap slightly with other activities. There are a limited number of seats per time slot; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $8 per person in advance and are non-refundable. For more information or to order tickets, please visit waynesburg.ticketleap.com/graduate-lunch.

Other Dining Options

Downtown Waynesburg restaurants within walking distance of campus that are confirmed to be open Sunday, May 1, 2016, include:

      • Don Patron Mexican Grill at 128 E. High Street
      • Hot Rod's House of Barbeque at 46 S. Morris Street
      • Domino's Pizza at 136 W. Franklin Street
      • Lam's Garden at 68 S. Washington Street

For a more comprehensive list of restaurants in Waynesburg, please visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/directions/restaurants.

Senior Meeting

There will be a mandatory informational meeting for current main campus bachelor’s degree candidates on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Following this meeting, at 4:00 p.m., there will be a presentation of the senior class gift to President Lee with a brief reception in Johnson Commons.

Caps, Gowns & Announcements

      • The bookstore will be sponsoring a "Grad Fair" from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 31 to kick off the 2016 Commencement season. Caps and gowns may be picked up at the Waynesburg University Bookstore beginning that day. Caps and gowns will be available through May 1 during normal bookstore hours. Early pick-up insures best selection of size availability. Graduates must show a University ID card or driver's license at the time of pick up.

      • You may reserve your cap and gown online or go directly to the WU Bookstore to pick it up.

      • Many other graduation and memorabilia items, such as announcements, diploma frames and University logo items, are available through the bookstore and online.

      • Graduation Fair Brochure is available here.

Baccalaureate Student Honors

Baccalaureate degrees with honors are conferred in accordance with the following cumulative grade point averages on work attempted at Waynesburg University.

Latin Honor Cumulative Grade Point Average
Cum Laude 3.50 - 3.65
Magna Cum Laude 3.66 - 3.89
Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00

These designations apply only to first time candidates for the baccalaureate degree who have completed 60 or more credits hours of work at Waynesburg University. Students in adult programs requiring less than 60 credit hours are honored by the designation "Academic Excellence in Adult Programs."

Honor cords that represent the Latin honors and Academic Excellence pins may be obtained in the foyer of the Gymnasium immediately following Baccalaureate until just prior to Commencement line-up at 1:00 p.m.

Cords issued by all honorary societies officially sanctioned by Waynesburg University that have a WU faculty sponsor, and all national collegiate honorary societies with a local chapter and a WU faculty sponsor, must be approved in advance by the Provost.

Only cords and pins issued by the Waynesburg University Office of the Registrar or approved by the Provost may be worn during the Commencement ceremony. No other pins or decorations are to be displayed on either the cap or gown. Graduates are not permitted to carry or wear flowers during the ceremonies.

Special Needs Participants

      • An interpreter for the deaf will sign all services.

      • If you are a graduate with a disability (such as visual, auditory, and/or mobility) and will require reasonable accommodations to participate in the Commencement ceremony, please contact Brian Carr at 724.852.3317 or email bcarr@waynesburg.edu. Requests for accommodations should be made a minimum of one week prior to Commencement to allow time to arrange for the accommodations.

Late Arrivals

Any late-arriving graduate must report to the Gymnasium for further instructions from a representative from the Office of the Registrar. Once the Commencement procession begins, it is not interrupted. A late arrival will be seated at the end of the procession and will receive his/her diploma following all other degree candidates.

Move-out Scheduling

      • We strongly recommended that all students move out of their residence halls as soon as possible after their last final exam.

      • Please note that Commencement Day is a hectic day on campus with heavy traffic, roads blocked, and limited or no access to the parking lots at the residence halls. In addition, our staff is occupied coordinating logistics aimed at making this a special day for all who attend. For these reasons, moving out of the residence halls is not permitted on Sunday morning.

      • As a last resort, anyone traveling from a distance who is unable to move out before Commencement Day could consider moving out after the commencement ceremony; however, please plan to allow approximately one hour after the ceremony ends (approximately 6:00 p.m.) before roads will be fully open and parking lots cleared to begin the move-out process. If you must move after the ceremony, please plan on completing the move-out process by no later than 8 p.m.

      • Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Attendance Policy

Commencement Attendance Policy – Attendance at Commencement is required. Anyone who has a valid reason for release from this obligation must notify the Office of the Registrar. You may submit a request to be excused online by clicking here.

Diplomas will be sent to the home address on file, via first-class mail. Students completing degree requirements beyond the Commencement Ceremony will receive their diploma approximately one month after the respective term of completion. Diplomas for graduates with any holds still on their account will not be mailed until after holds are released.

Graduate Students

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Written notices regarding the 2016 Commencement website are mailed in February to participants that have officially applied for graduation. If you have not received a postcard, please contact the Office of the Registrar to confirm your eligibility status.

Pre-Graduation To-Do List

  1. Verify graduation deadlines for the University.
    Month all work to be completed: Application to be submitted by:
    December Third Friday in July
    May Second Friday in November
    August Second Friday in April
  2. Complete the following actions and consult with your advisor:
    • Academic plan (view your plan using Self Service to confirm course requirements have been met)
    • Degree Audit
    • Application for Degree
  3. Update your local and permanent addresses with the Registrar's Office to ensure you receive all pertinent information without delay. Check these address(es) for mail as well as your WU e-mail on a regular basis.
  4. Any financial obligations you have (fees, tickets, fines, etc.) must be paid. Until they are resolved, you will not receive your diploma, transcripts, or have other documents released.
  5. Any HOLDS must be removed prior to receiving your diploma, transcripts or other documents. If there is a hold on your account, contact the specific department that placed the hold (i.e. Business Office, Student Services, Athletics, Library, etc.)
  6. Visit the WU Bookstore for your graduation announcements, University ring, and various memorabilia items. You may also call the bookstore at 724.852.2665.
    • To order your cap & gown, etc. click here. Orders are available for pick-up at the WU Bookstore’s “Grad Fair” in March.
    • DNP candidates may choose to purchase upgraded quality regalia from Herff-Jones. Please contact the bookstore directly at 724.852.2665 to inquire. These orders require 6 - 8 weeks for delivery.
  7. Any graduate with special needs (such as visual, auditory, and/or mobility) who will require reasonable accommodations to participate in the Commencement service(s), please contact Brian Carr at 724.852.3317 or email bcarr@waynesburg.edu. Requests should be made a minimum of one week prior to Commencement to allow time to arrange for the accommodations.
  8. If you are a main campus, undergraduate student, you can schedule your optional graduation interview by clicking here. The last day for interviews is April 11. UPDATE: Interview for 2016 graduates are closed.
  9. Should your plans to graduate change, notify the Registrar's Office at 724.852.3389.
  10. Commencement Attendance Policy – Attendance at Commencement is required. Anyone who has a valid reason for release from this obligation must notify the Office of the Registrar. You may submit a request to be excused online by clicking here.
  11. If you have borrowed funds through either the Federal Direct and/or the Perkins Loan Program, you are required to complete Exit Loan Counseling.

AFTER GRADUATION:

  1. Become a member of Waynesburg United -- the University's online community. Here you can sign up for alumni events, find University news and network with other alumni.
  2. The University's Alumni Relations site is also a great place to access alumni resources such as meeting the staff, finding ways to support your alma mater and requesting transcripts.
  3. Fill out the Alumni Services survey. For more information on Career Services, call 724.852.3399

Required Tickets

All graduate family and friends are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony when held outside, but in case of inclement weather, graduates will receive 2 tickets for the indoors ceremony. All other attendees are welcome to view the ceremony from one of the several broadcasts around campus.

All graduates and their families are welcome to celebrate at the Graduate's Luncheon on the day of Commencement. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance online and presented at the door. There will be two seating time slots to choose from when you make your purchase. Please refer to the Commencement schedule, as the time slots do overlap slightly with other activities. There are a limited number of seats per time slot; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $8 per person in advance and are non-refundable. For more information or to order tickets, please visit waynesburg.ticketleap.com/graduate-lunch.

Other Dining Options

Downtown Waynesburg restaurants within walking distance of campus that are confirmed to be open Sunday, May 1, 2016, include:

  • Don Patron Mexican Grill at 128 E. High Street
  • Hot Rod's House of Barbeque at 46 S. Morris Street
  • Domino's Pizza at 136 W. Franklin Street
  • Lam's Garden at 68 S. Washington Street

For a more comprehensive list of restaurants in Waynesburg, please visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/directions/restaurants.

Caps, Gowns & Announcements

  • The bookstore will be sponsoring a "Grad Fair" from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 31 to kick off the 2016 Commencement season. Caps and gowns may be picked up at the Waynesburg University Bookstore beginning that day. Caps and gowns will be available through May 1 during normal bookstore hours. Early pick-up insures best selection of size availability. Graduates must show a University ID card or driver's license at the time of pick up.

  • You may reserve your cap and gown online or go directly to the WU Bookstore to pick it up.

  • Many other graduation and memorabilia items, such as announcements, diploma frames and University logo items, are available through the bookstore and online.

  • Graduation Fair Brochure is available here.

Regalia options for DNP students

Below are the different options that you can choose from when ordering your DNP regalia:

  1. Standard student regalia - Black gown, black velvet, hood, and gold tassel - Provided by the University at No Cost to the graduate.

  2. Sale Package - Black gown, black velvet on chest and sleeves, metallic gold braiding, hood, tam with gold silk tassel - $569.95 (Regular price of $696.20)

  3. Black gown, apricot velvet on chest and sleeves, hood, tam with gold silk tassel - $652.60

  4. Black gown, black velvet on chest and sleeves, apricot braiding, hood, tam with gold silk tassel - $696.20

*Packages 2, 3 and 4 are considered custom regalia and take 6-8 weeks for delivery. The above prices do not include shipping and tax. Standard student regalia is meant for one time use. Samples of the apricot velvet and apricot braiding can be viewed in the bookstore. Eligibility for graduation is verified with the Office of the Registrar prior to your order being placed.
Please contact Herff Jones Consultant, Vince Rodi, at 412.331.2562 or email vincerodi@yahoo.com to order regalia or for answers to any questions.

Special Needs Participants

  • An interpreter for the deaf will sign all services.

  • If you are a graduate with a disability (such as visual, auditory, and/or mobility) and will require reasonable accommodations to participate in the Commencement ceremony, please contact Brian Carr at 724.852.3317 or email bcarr@waynesburg.edu. Requests for accommodations should be made a minimum of one week prior to Commencement to allow time to arrange for the accommodations.

Late Arrivals

Any late-arriving graduate must report to the Gymnasium for further instructions from a representative from the Office of the Registrar. Once the Commencement procession begins, it is not interrupted. A late arrival will be seated at the end of the procession and will receive his/her diploma following all other degree candidates.

Attendance Policy

Commencement Attendance Policy – Attendance at Commencement is required. Anyone who has a valid reason for release from this obligation must notify the Office of the Registrar. You may submit a request to be excused online by clicking here.

Diplomas will be sent to the home address on file, via first-class mail. Students completing degree requirements beyond the Commencement Ceremony will receive their diploma approximately one month after the respective term of completion. Diplomas for graduates with any holds still on their account will not be mailed until after holds are released.

Guests and Ticket Information

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Live Feed

Commencement will be live streamed online. Please check www.waynesburg.edu on the morning of Commencement for more information.

Guest Arrival Times

The Baccalaureate service begins at 11:00 a.m. Graduates are to arrive for line-up by 10:00 a.m. Doors to the Chapel will open for guest seating at 10:00 a.m. Please plan to arrive early, as parking on campus is limited. (See parking info above).

The Graduate Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. in Benedum Dining Hall and Stover Campus Center. Tickets are required. Graduates may purchase tickets online. More information on ticket sales - coming soon.

The Commencement service begins at 2:00 p.m. All guests should be seated before this time. Graduates are to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. for procession line-up. Please plan to arrive early, as parking on campus is limited. (See parking info above). Seating on the lawn will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Should the ceremony be held indoors due to inclement weather, doors to the various viewing sites will be open beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets - Commencement and Luncheon

All graduate family and friends are welcome to attend the Commencement ceremony when held outside, but in case of inclement weather, graduates will receive 2 tickets for the indoors ceremony. All other attendees are welcome to view the ceremony from one of the several broadcasts around campus.

All graduates and their families are welcome to celebrate at the Graduate's Luncheon on the day of Commencement. Luncheon tickets must be purchased in advance online and presented at the door. There will be two seating time slots to choose from when you make your purchase. Please refer to the Commencement schedule, as the time slots do overlap slightly with other activities. There are a limited number of seats per time slot; tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are $8 per person in advance and are non-refundable. For more information or to order tickets, please visit waynesburg.ticketleap.com/graduate-lunch.

Other Dining Options

Downtown Waynesburg restaurants within walking distance of campus that are confirmed to be open Sunday, May 1, 2016, include:

  • Don Patron Mexican Grill at 128 E. High Street
  • Hot Rod's House of Barbeque at 46 S. Morris Street
  • Domino's Pizza at 136 W. Franklin Street
  • Lam's Garden at 68 S. Washington Street

For a more comprehensive list of restaurants in Waynesburg, please visit http://www.waynesburg.edu/directions/restaurants.

Inclement Weather

  • Guests should come prepared for all weather conditions, including rain and hot sun.

  • Tickets are not required to attend Commencement services held outdoors on Miller Hall lawn. This is always the first choice location for the services. Services will only be moved indoors should conditions require. This decision will be made the day of services based on weather and ground conditions.

  • Should a decision be made to move the ceremony indoors due to inclement weather, notice will be immediately posted on our website's main page and a text message will be sent through our "E2Campus" emergency response notification system.

  • In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in the Marisa Fieldhouse. Because of the size of the graduating class and the limited space, tickets will be issued for admittance. Each graduate is allotted two (2) guest tickets for the Marisa Fieldhouse. NO additional tickets will be available.

  • Due to aisle restrictions to comply with fire codes, no strollers will be permitted in the Marisa Fieldhouse.

  • Guests without tickets may view the ceremony via closed circuit TV from the Goodwin Performing Arts Center, Alumni Hall, McCance Auditorium (in Buhl Hall), Stover Center 2nd Floor “Bee Hive” and Stover Center 3rd Floor conference rooms. (See campus map).

  • To view remotely, click on the live feed link at www.waynesburg.edu.

Photos, Gifts & Flowers

  • Please remember Graduates are not permitted to carry or wear flowers or other gifts during the ceremonies. Flowers will be available for purchase in the Bookstore.

  • No balloons are allowed in Marisa Fieldhouse.

  • The Waynesburg University Bookstore will be open on Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and contains many University logo items as well as diploma frames. Feel free to stop in and browse our selection of gift and memorabilia items.

  • A Professional photographer will be taking pictures as graduates shake hands with the President. These images will be available for purchase through Grad Images, the independent vendor contracted for this service. Proofs will be mailed to the graduate by Grad Images. All questions regarding this service should be directed to Grad Images.

Special Needs Guests

  • An interpreter for the deaf will sign all services.

  • Ushers will direct guests to the areas reserved for wheelchairs and the sign language interpreter.

  • Security officers will direct guests to the special handicapped visitor parking areas.

  • Handicapped Accessible restroom facilities are located in Hanna and Miller Halls, the foyer of Denny, the Gymnasium, Benedum Dining Hall, Goodwin Performing Arts Center, Roberts Chapel, and Stover Campus Center.

  • For graduates with special needs, please see the Student Information section

Maps and Parking

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Parking and Points of Interest

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This map reflects the parking areas on and around the campus area which are available for Commencement Day parking. Please take special note of any lots which have restricted use. University Staff and Security members will be available both on campus and off campus to answer questions and give directions. Please feel free to stop and speak with these representatives for help.

We recommend allowing additional time in your arrival schedule to allow for potential delays due to parking. Lots on campus are very limited and fill up quickly. Shuttle van service will be available from off campus lots and golf cart shuttles will be available around the on-campus lots.