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May 2020 Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation is a long-anticipated time of celebration for Southern Wesleyan’s graduates and their families and guests. Here you will find information about the schedule of events, along with other helpful details that will help assure a special and memorable experience for everyone. For any special questions or needs regarding Graduation events, please contact SWU's Office of Academic Records at 864-644-5530.

We look forward to seeing you at Graduation!

Watch the graduation live stream on YouTube

The live video will appear about 10 minutes before the ceremony begins.

Graduation Ceremonies

On-Campus Students

Friday, May 8, 10:00 am
Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

SWU Online Students

Friday, May 8, 3:00 pm
Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center

We ask that all guests be seated 15 minutes prior to the ceremony to help ensure that it begins on time. Following the ceremony, the graduates are invited to gather with their guests and faculty outside of Newton Hobson.

All guests must have a ticket for admittance to the ceremony. Guests without tickets will be directed to the overflow areas to view the ceremony on closed circuit broadcast. There will not be extra tickets available. Tickets and regalia will be mailed to online students a few days prior to the ceremony.