Graduation and Commencement


Philadelphia Commencement Ceremony for May & August Graduates

Please click here for WCU's 2020 Commencement Update.



Hilton Penn's Landing (right on the waterfront!)

201 S. Columbus Boulevard | Philadelphia, PA 19106





Undergraduate Ceremony - 5:00pm

Graduate Ceremony - 7:00pm


Parking Information: Parking is available in the Hilton garage for a discounted rate of $15 for self-parking and $21 for valet. For guests staying at the hotel overnight, rates are $32 for self-parking and $44 for valet, inclusive of tax. Discounted rates do not apply to overnight parking. 


Additional Graduation Information

Visit the WCU Registrar's Graduation and Commencement page for:

  • Check the Graduation Application Timeline
  • Apply for Graduation
  • General Education Review
  • Run Your Degree Progress Report
  • Timeline for Awarding Degrees
  • Clear Holds
  • Graduation Honors Information
  • Financial Aid: Final Checks 
  • Don't Graduate Without #WCUFinLit

Click here for the Commencement homepage.


May/August 2020 Graduates - Cap and Gown Ordering 

Please submit your order by April 24 to ensure it arrives by May 8, 2020. 

All caps and gowns that were already ordered to ship to the Philadelphia Campus will be shipped to the home address we have on file.  Degree covers will also be shipped to this address. Please update your address on the myWCU account by April 10.

Undergraduate Students: Click here for Philadelphia Campus cap and gown orders

Graduate Students: Click here for Philadelphia Campus cap and gown orders

Cap and Gown Pickup

Cap and gown orders should arrive to your home address the week of May 4th.


Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits will be available on the Philadelphia Campus on Monday, March 2nd, and Tuesday, March 3rd, from 2:00-9:00PM. Philadelphia Campus students can schedule at with school code 887112. Portraits will be taken in your business attire, and cap & gown. Cap and gown will be provided for you, so don't worry that you won't have yours yet!


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