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2023 Commencement Events and Ceremonies

Westminster College’s 148th commencement ceremonies will be held May 5 and May 6, 2023 on Dumke Field.

Graduation Information

Grad Fair

Dates: April 5, 2–6:00 p.m.; April 6, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Kim T. Adamson Alumni House

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Grad Fair. This is when you pick up your gown, cap, cords (if applicable), and hood (if applicable). To pick up your graduation regalia, you must be fully on track for graduation, and all holds with the college must be cleared. If you are unsure about your graduation status, contact the Registrar’s Office.

  • What to Expect: You should plan to spend 15-30 minutes at the fair. All students will check in, ensure eligibility to receive regalia, and then proceed through the fair to pick up regalia and connect with information tables for future alumni.
  • Purchasing a Cap and Gown: If you did not order your cap and gown by the Feb. 19 deadline, there will be caps and gowns to choose from at the Grad Fair. Sizes will vary; come early for the best selection.
  • Grad Fair Proxy Request: You should plan to attend the Grad Fair in-person. If you have an extenuating circumstance and are unable to attend, you will need to submit a Grad Fair Proxy Request Form by Monday, April 3 at 5:00 p.m. to identify a proxy (this is a friend or family member you’re giving permission to pick up your regalia). Your regalia will not be released to your proxy if you have any holds with the college or if you are not on track for graduation.


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.

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.

Address Changes

Be sure to update Self-Service with any changes to your address or phone number. Your access to Self-Service will continue for 1 year after graduation at which point you can contact the Registrar’s Office with any changes to your personal information.


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:

2022–23 Honors GPAs

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.953
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.901
  • Cum Laude: 3.838

Honors noted in the online 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.

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.

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