Student Events at Commencement

The Center for Student Involvement hosts several commencement-related events and traditions to celebrate our graduates, their families, and friends. 

Student Speaker Selection occurs each spring semester and is selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students. 

Candlelight Ceremony occurs annually on the Saturday night before the main commencement ceremony. This tradition features a student speaker, and the entire graduating class surrounding the iconic Westhampton Lake under candlelight, capped off with a magnificent fireworks display over Westhampton Lake.

The Graduate Walk occurs directly prior to the commencement ceremony on Sunday. Graduates gather in Gateway Village and walk through the scenic beauty of campus one last time as students. 


Consult the Commencement website for a full listing of all events, details, and information: