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Kansas Wesleyan University

Join in the celebration as the Class of 2023 gets ready to graduate. The 2023 Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. at the Tony’s Pizza Events Center in downtown Salina. All graduates are required to RSVP with Jill Koster for the event by April 17.  All guests should be seated by 9:45 a.m. More information for guests can be found below.

Grad Finale!

Brown Mezzanine, Student Activities Center
April 12,
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Mark your calendar! All spring 2023 Graduates are expected to attend the Grad Finale.  Your cap and gown and other on-campus resources will all be in one convenient place to assist you as you plan for the special day.

Commencement Weekend Activities

Class Photo

Pioneer Hall, Front Steps
May 12, 10:30 a.m.

This year’s class photo will be taken on the front steps of Pioneer Hall on Friday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m., immediately before the Baccalaureate Service. Please make plans to attend.

Baccalaureate Service

University United Methodist Church
May 12, 11 a.m.

The processional will begin from the front steps of Pioneer Hall at 10:50 a.m., shortly after the class photo.

A streaming link will be available on the main Commencement page, as well as through KWU’s social media channels.

Graduate and Family Picnic

Student Activities Center and Patio
May 12, Noon

RSVP for this special graduate and family event is required to [email protected] by April 17.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Mabee Arena
May 12, 6 p.m.

The Nurses’ Pinning Ceremony will be streamed live online at the KWU Athletics Video Portal. Students receiving their pins should be seated by 5:45 p.m.

Processional and Marching Order

All graduates and faculty should enter the south arena doors and must report to the concourse area of the Tony’s Pizza Events Center by 9:15 a.m. to form the lines of march for the processional. Doors open at 8:30 am. A marching order will be available during the line-up for Commencement.

Class Photo & More

To better allow families to enjoy the commencement ceremony and ensure the safety of all guests in the arena, a professional photographer will take the photos of all graduates as they cross the stage. All graduates will be able to download these and other photos from the event free of charge in the days following graduation. Specific instructions will be made available on the main graduation page and KWU social media outlets as soon as possible.

2023 Commencement Speaker

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2023 Commencement speaker!

 

Notable Events

Baccalaureate Service

University United Methodist Church
May 12, 11 a.m.

A streaming link will be available on the main Commencement page, as well as through KWU’s social media channels.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Mabee Arena
May 12, 6 p.m.

The Nursing Pinning Ceremony will be streamed live.

Commencement Ceremony

Tony’s Pizza Events Center Arena
May 13 at 10 a.m.

Join in the celebration as the Class of 2023 gets ready to graduate.

Graduation for Students

Commencement for Guests