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Commencement

2022 Ceremonies

Westminster College’s 147th commencement ceremonies were held May 6 and May 7, 2022, on Dumke Field. A reception on campus followed each ceremony. View the Commencement Program



Graduate Information 

Graduates are required to arrive for check in 1 hour before your ceremony. Check-in will be in Richer Commons. Standard undergraduate cords will be distributed at check-in on the day of the ceremony. Early pick up is unavailable this year. Check with program administrators (i.e. Honors or Athletics) for specialty cord, stole, or pin pick up instructions.  

Good Standing Accounts

Your cap, gown, and diploma will be released only if your account with the college is in good standing. Be sure all financial and academic holds with the college are cleared. 

External Transcripts

Be sure any external transcripts of pre-approved transfer credit, CLEP scores, etc. reach the Registrar's Office by May 15 (if finishing in May) or August 15 (if finishing in August) for timely graduation processing.

Diplomas

After graduation processing has been completed, you will be notified when diplomas are available to pick up in the Registrar's Office free of charge. A photo ID is required and all holds with the school must be cleared in order to release your diploma. You may also choose to have your diploma mailed to you by completing the Diploma Mailing Request Form. To ensure that your diploma arrives safely, all diplomas are mailed via certified mail; there is a $20 fee associated with this service.

Address Changes

Be sure to keep the Registrar’s Office informed of any address changes so you can receive up-to-date information. This should include your phone number, email, and physical address.

Honors

Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who complete 60 hours of coursework with letter grades at Westminster and meet the following criteria:

Honors Level Criteria
Summa Cum Laude Top 10% of eligible students
Magna Cum Laude Second 10% of eligible students
Cum Laude Third 10% of eligible students

The grade point averages necessary to meet honors criteria are based on the previous year's graduating class grade point averages (GPA). The GPA required to receive honors for graduation is determined after the entire class has been graduated in August and are published during the fall semester.

Based on the above policy, the Registrar's Office has determined the following GPA cutoffs for graduating with honors:

2021–22 Honors GPAs

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.952
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.883
  • Cum Laude 3.795

Honors noted in the commencement program are based upon the grade point average at the end of the fall semester. Honors designations noted in the program are subject to change based on the calculation of final grade point averages for students attending Summer term. Grade point averages are not rounded in order to achieve honors.

Class of 2022 Profile

By the Numbers

The Class of 2022 made remarkable achievements despite experiencing the world as they know it drastically change in the last year and a half of their studies.

  • 579 total degrees awarded and anticipated (392 undergraduate, 187 graduate) 
  • Graduates represent 34 states and 21 countries
  • Graduates range in age from 20 to 63 years old
  • 14 ROTC and veteran graduates 
  • 3 graduates with medical school acceptances 
  • 21 Legacy Scholars graduates
  • 1 Truman Scholar
  • 3 Gilman Scholar winners and 9 applicants  
  • 53 graduating student-athletes  
  • 68 All-Academic and 42 All-Conference awards and honors earned by student athletes
  • 3.5 average student athlete GPA
  • 53 Honors College graduates
  • School of Education graduates hold 540–700 hours of classroom teaching experience each.
  • Students majoring in Outdoor education and leadership accumulated approximately 100 days in the field and earned an average of 3 professional certifications each.
  • Students in Westminster’s renowned nursing programs graduate with:
  • Graduating seniors are among a student body who:

Senior Projects

Research and capstone projects by graduates show the range of their interests and expertise:

 

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Post-Graduation Resources

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If you haven't already, join Westminster’s global online alumni community, Connect Westminster, to reconnect with classmates through the online directory, create or join affinity chapters, search for jobs, and more. 

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Alumni Benefits

As you transition to new opportunities (graduate school, employment, service, etc.), take advantage of the benefits Westminster offers to you as an alum. 

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Support

The alumni community is here for you. In recognition of the challenges facing new alumni, Alumni Relations invites you to sign up for a unique mentoring program curated for the Class of 2022 to match you with an alumni mentor based on your unique needs. 

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Alumni Resources 

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