Summer Commencement Graduates

Guest Information - August 2024 Graduate Commencement

   (Please note this information is subject to change.)


Commencement Ceremony:  August 8, 2024 (Thursday), Pierce Chapel, Wesleyan College


General Information

  • Food and open drink containers are not allowed.
  • Personal belongings are not the responsibility of Wesleyan. Please contact campus security (478-960-7969) for lost items.
  • Please direct any special needs requests – inc. seating accommodations - to 
  • Please do not bring child carriers, strollers, large packages, balloons, or wear large hats. They may obstruct the view of other guests.
  • Pets (except service animals) are prohibited.
  • Photographs will be taken by Wesleyan's photographer and/or a contracted professional photographer, and will be available for FREE download after Commencement.


Safety Procedures

Wesleyan College has a long history of cordially welcoming visitors to our campus. We strive to provide first-rate protection in order to ensure the safety of the entire campus community.

  • Wesleyan College is a fire arms-free campus. Thank you in advance for adhering to this policy.
  • Currently, masks are optional on campus – both indoors and outdoors. Anyone who chooses to wear a mask on campus for their own protection is welcome to do so.


Benson Charge: “Members of the graduating class, demands will be made upon you which were not made upon us. Your training, if you are true to it, will amply qualify you to meet those demands. No wiser blessing could I wish for you than that you may be true to every God-appointed work.” Catherine Brewer Benson, Wesleyan College’s first graduate, Class of 1840.

Graduation Photos

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First College in the World Chartered to grant degrees to women.

Diploma from 1840

Catherine Brewer Benson

In 1840, Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson became the first woman to receive her degree from the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. 

Catherine Elizabeth Brewer Benson 1840 In the 1839 Georgia Female College catalog, twenty young women are listed in the Junior Class. Of this number, eleven graduated on the night of July 16, 1840, and were pioneers in education for women. By virtue of being alphabetically the first in line, Catherine Elizabeth Brewer was the first woman to receive her degree from the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. READ MORE

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