Commencement Fall 2017

Fall Commencement will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. in Ursprung Gymnasium in Lou Higgins Recreation Center.



Fall 2020 Virtual Conferring of Degrees Ceremonies

Saturday, December 12, 2020

On Saturday, December 12, 2020, BW hosted virtual conferring of degrees ceremonies for fall 2020 graduates. Graduates, their families and friends were able to join the celebration online.
Watch archived video of both ceremonies >

Graduates Students

The conferring of degrees ceremony for graduate students receiving a master's degree was held online at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 12.

Undergraduate Students

The conferring of degrees ceremony for undergraduate students receiving a bachelor's degree was held online at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12.

Reading of Names and Graduate Photos

To make the event more personal, names of graduates were read and photos of graduates were displayed during the ceremony. Graduates were emailed additional information regarding photos.

Caps, gowns and hoods

Graduates who would like to purchase a cap and gown, or a hood for master's degree recipients, can do so through the BW bookstore. Contact the bookstore for deadlines.

Class of 2020 Virtual Yearbook

Presenting the BW December Class of 2020! Search for your grad or classmates by name or filter by collegeGraduates were emailed details on how to submit information for the yearbook.

Graduation mailing

Prior to the ceremony on December 12, graduates received a congratulatory mailing from BW that included a diploma cover, a printed keepsake ceremony program and a new alumni gift. Once final grades are recorded (approximately one month after the end of the fall semester), graduates will receive a second mailing with their official diploma. Graduates who have changed their address in the last year will need to contact the Registration and Records Office.