You have permission to edit this article.

Westminster's in-person, but socially distant commencement on Saturday, Aug. 1

  • Updated
  • 0
Generic Commencement

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (WC)-- Although the coronavirus pandemic delayed its traditional spring commencement ceremony, Westminster College will celebrate the Class of 2020 during a series of smaller, socially distant ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Complying with state guidelines on limited group sizes and social distancing, Westminster’s 166th annual commencement will feature four separate ceremonies on Weisel Senior Terrace adjacent to Old Main.

The ceremonies taking place are as follows:

• School of Business: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

• School of Communication, School of Education (for both undergraduate and graduate students), School of Music and Individualized Majors: 10 – 11 a.m.

• School of Arts and Humanities, School of Social Sciences: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

• School of Life and Health Sciences, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences: 1 – 2 p.m.

The number of guests will be limited and those attending will be stationed six feet apart on the quad. All attendees will be required to wear cloth facial coverings. Each ceremony will be livestreamed on for those who cannot attend. Graduates and guests will be seated under tents, so all ceremonies will be held outdoors—rain or shine. In the event of rain, umbrellas are encouraged for walking to the quad and across Senior Terrace.

For additional details about commencement, please visit our online commencement page.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Live Titan Radio Stream

Titan Radio App