Winter 2015 Commencement Information
DECEMBER 12, 2015 - 10:00 a.m.


Commencement Address:
Lauren Dixon, CEO, Dixon Schwabl

Class speakers:
Graduate Representative: Karen Jones, M.S., Strategic Leadership, Cohort-73
Undergraduate Representative: Angela Cuskey, B.S. Nursing, Cohort-89

All graduates are expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. If extenuating circumstances prevent your participation, it is important that you send a letter of explanation with a request to graduate in absentia to Dr. David Basinger, Chief Academic Officer, at or by mail to Office of Academic Affairs, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624.

Commencement should be a time of enjoyment, remembrance and celebration.  Please use the information on these pages to prevent confusion and make your graduation day more enjoyable.

Please use the links to the left for information about ordering tickets, (including requests for a sign language interpreter or wheelchair accommodation), ordering announcements or DVDs, cap & gown pick-up, photography and other day-of-event details.


Important Notes:

December 3, 2015: Deadline for ordering Commencement Tickets for guests and deadline for requesting special accommodations for guests attending the ceremony, or for student graduates participating in the ceremony.

Pick up your pre-ordered guest tickets in the Office of Student Life.  Pre-ordered tickets not picked up by December 9, will be packaged with your Cap and Gown.

December 10 and 11, 2015: Pick-up Cap and Gown in 150 Rinker C.S.C.!

December 12, 2015:  All student graduates should arrive at 9:15 a.m. in Shewan Hall (lower level, Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center) for robing and further instructions.  Guests should be instructed to arrive to campus by 9:15, in order to park and then walk or take a shuttle to the C.L.C., and be seated no later than 9:45 a.m.