If a guest does not have a ticket, they will go directly to Pierce Chapel for seating, and park in Parking Lot B.
Non-ticket holders will view the ceremony on the large screen in Pierce Chapel and will not be allowed in Porter Auditorium. All guests may meet their graduate immediately after the ceremony for a reception and pictures. Some golf carts may be available for transportation.
Due to the formal nature and length of the ceremony, we suggest that young children not attend.
Please allow time to park and walk to either venue. The pull-through area in front of Porter Auditorium will be open to drop off guests until 9:45 a.m. Some golf carts will be available to bring guests to the venue.
10:00 a.m. – Commencement Ceremony begins
Group photos will also be taken immediately following the ceremony.
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.
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.
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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