Graduation and Commencement

WCU in Philadelphia Commencement - 6/6/22

Commencement ceremonies will be held for May and August 2022 graduates on June 6, 2022 at Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing. The undergraduate ceremony will begin at 5pm, and the graduate ceremony will begin at 7pm. Each ceremony will last approximately 1 hour. Graduates, please arrive sixty (60) minutes early. The procession begins fifteen (15) minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Contact Ben Morgan or Keeya Faison with questions about Philadelphia commencement.  

View the Commencement Livestream


Graduates may request 8 tickets for friends and family. Undergraduates may request 10 tickets. Tickets will be required for guests three years of age and older.  The ceremony will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend.


Parking at Hilton Penn's Landing will be available for $15. 

Student Speakers

One undergraduate and one graduate speaker are needed for commencement. All graduates are welcome to apply. Please click here to access the application. 

Cap and Gown Ordering

Graduates will be able to order a cap and gown to ship directly to the Philadelphia campus. There is no additional charge for this service.

Any questions, please email


Paper diplomas will be mailed to your home address approximately 6-8 weeks after final grades post, after the Registrar's Office has verified the completion of all degree requirements.

If there are any outstanding issues that will prevent you from graduating, the Registrar's Office will notify you by mail and email. Visit the Registrar's page on Diplomas.

Honor Cords (Undergraduates Only) and Other Special Regalia

Honors cords will be available for order at the West Chester campus bookstore. These are available for all undergraduate students earning graduation honors (3.25 CUM GPA or higher, based on cumulative GPA from next-to-last semester before a student graduates). The charge for the cord is $10.

A list of those students who have earned University academic honors will be provided to the bookstore by May 1, 2022. Students on the list will be entitled to purchase an honors cord. Please also refer to the Registrar's Graduation Checklist section on Graduation Honors.

In addition to honors cords, a number of University colleges, academic programs, honor societies, organizations, and clubs award special cords, stoles, pendants, and tassels to recognize their graduates. Please view Cords, Stoles, and Regalia for a list of those regalia. Please note that these regalia are not designed or distributed by the University, but by the organizations that sponsor them. However, to avoid duplication, any department or organization interested in introducing additional forms of these regalia should e-mail the Commencement inbox ( prior to creating it.

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