Commencement 2021

May 23, 2021


The commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on the afternoon of Sunday, May 23, at Wild Things Park, adjacent to W&J’s Ross Memorial Park and Alexandre Stadium in Washington, PA. This in-person, outdoor event will be ticketed and attendance will be limited based on health and safety protocols.

Time: [TBD]
Location:   Wild Things Park, 1 Washington Federal Way, Washington, PA 15301
Rain Plan: This information will be released within the coming weeks.



Graduating students and faculty will receive a survey in the near future to ascertain the number of expected participants. The number of guests allowed per student will depend on the expected number of participants, as well as CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health Guidelines for both indoor and outdoor events (in case the ceremony needs to be moved indoors due to inclement weather). More information will be released within the coming weeks.

Safety Policy

W&J Mask Policy: Masks must be worn in all public areas, including but not limited to classrooms, common spaces, dining facilities (except when eating), the Library, W&J sponsored events, meetings, or social gatherings. This requirement will be strictly enforced. Masks must be worn correctly by covering both the nose and mouth.

W&J’s top priority is the safety of our community and visitors and established campus safety protocols, including masking and social distancing, will be followed at Wild Things Park regardless of whether attendees have been vaccinated. W&J staff is monitoring guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the event that changes in the public health situation make it necessary to alter Commencement plans in any way.

Cap and Gown Distribution

Information about cap, gown, and honor cord distribution will be released within the coming weeks.

Live Stream

A live stream of the Commencement ceremony will be available to those who are unable to attend the ceremony in person. This information will be released within the coming weeks.