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Spring 2014 Commencement

Event, Lineup, and General Information

Baccalaureate Service    Saturday, May 10, 9:30 a.m. 
Pearce Memorial Church Sanctuary 
The Baccalaureate Service, a worship celebration for traditional undergraduates and their guests, calls for academic apparel (caps and gowns) and appropriate dress.  It is inappropriate to wear jewelry and/or a corsage on the outside of academic apparel. Traditional undergraduates should arrive at the Pearce Memorial Church Family Life Center by 9:00 a.m. for robing. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for all guests who wish to attend. If you are unable to attend, please send an email to Dr. Robert Zwier at

Brunch     Saturday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Garlock Dining Commons

Upon request, participating graduates will receive a complimentary ticket for the brunch at Garlock Dining Commons. Guest tickets may be purchased: (ages 10 – adult) $12.00 each; (ages 5-9) $6.00 each.  There is no charge for children ages 4 and younger, but tickets are required at the door for everyone. Complimentary and additional guest tickets must be ordered via the Online Order Form, which must be completed and received in the Office of Student Development by Thursday, May 1. There will be no refunds given after the May 1 order deadline. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Commencement Ceremony Lineup
Lineup information will be packaged with your cap, gown, and tickets.  There will be two lineup locations for graduates (upper level Voller Athletic Center and the Rinker Community Service Center).  All graduates should arrive at their respective lineup location at 1:15 p.m. for robing.  Please note that in lieu of a Commencement rehearsal, instructions will be given to graduates as they robe and line up.

Rinker Community Service Center – Upper Level 

M.S. in Health Admin.
M.S. in Healthcare Info. Admin.
M.S. in Strategic Leadership
M.S. in Strategic Marketing
M.S. in Nursing Admin.
M.S. in Nursing Educ.
M.S. School Coun./Psy.
Master of Social Work (last name A-K only)  

Rinker Community Service Center – Lower Level

Master of Social Work (last name L-Z only) 
Master of Education
Undergrad. in Health Admin.
Undergrad. in Organizational Management
Undergrad. Biological/Chemical Sciences
Undergrad. Business (last name A-M only)

Voller Athletic Center – Suite 230/Hall (Upper Level)

Undergrad. Business (last name N-Z only)
Undergrad. Communication
Undergrad. Comp. Sci./ Math/Physics
Undergrad. Criminal Justice
Undergrad. General Education
Undergrad. History
Undergrad. Language/Literature
Undergrad. Music/Perform. Arts
Undergrad. Nursing (trad.)

Voller Athletic Center – BT’s Grill (Upper Level)

Undergrad. R.N. to B.S.– Nursing
Undergrad. Psychology
Undergrad. Religion/Philosophy
Undergrad. Social Work
Undergrad. Teacher Education
Undergrad. Pathway to Teaching
Undergrad. Visual Arts

General Commencement Information 

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. Robert Zwier at or by mail to Office of the Provost, Roberts Wesleyan College, 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, New York  14624-1997.

This will be a distinguished ceremony, calling for academic apparel (caps and gowns) and appropriate dress.  The Commencement ceremony is expected to conclude by 4:00 p.m.

Hours of Operation:

B. Thomas Golisano Library
Open for visitors 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10

Library Café
Open for business 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10    

Open for business 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10
Upper level, Voller Athletic Center   

Davison Art Gallery

Open for visitors until 9:00 p.m. Friday, May 9
Open for visitors 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 10
Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center