Graduation Events

Graduating Senior Portraits are scheduled February 10-14 during the following times:

Monday, February 10: 9am-6pm
Tuesday, February 11: Noon-8:00pm
Wednesday, February 12: 9-11:00am and 1-6:00pm
Thursday, February 13: Noon-8:00pm
Friday, February 14: 9am-1:00pm
A signup sheet is located by the Student Association Office in Wilkinson Hall, and will be updated. Students are expected to keep appointments, as missed appointments will result in students not being pictured in the Yearbook, though names will be listed.

Drapes of the graduation gown will be provided, though men should wear a shirt and tie. Please do not wear a top with a high collar, such as a turtleneck, and arrive at your appointment 10-15 minutes early to be checked-in and draped with the graduation gown and hood.

Questions? Please contact Othniel Joseph at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text (and state name) to 240-605-1083240-605-1083.

Edyth T. James Department of Nursing
Pinning Ceremony
Wednesday, April 23, 7:00-8:30 pm
Sligo SDA Church
Light refreshments to follow in Sligo Atrium

Department of English & Modern Languages
Senior Symposium
Friday, May 2, 1:00-3:00 pm
RICHARDS HALL CHAPEL
Reception and light refreshments to follow

WAU Honors Program
Senior Dedication (Business Casual)
Friday, May 2, 5:00-6:30 pm
Sligo Church Atrium
Light refreshments to follow

Department of Education
Teacher Dedication Ceremony
Saturday, May 3, 3:30-5:30 pm
Sligo Youth Memorial Chapel
Refreshments to follow

Department of Religion
Senior Dedication
Saturday, May 3, 4:00-6:00 pm
Richards Hall Chapel
Reception follows

Office of Alumni Relations
Alumni Association Induction Ceremony
Saturday, May 3, 4:00-5:30 pm
Morrison Hall Chapel

Respiratory Care
Pinning Ceremony
Saturday, May 3, 6:00 pm
STUDENT ACTIVITY CENTER


 

 

Graduation Appointments (2)

DATE TIME PLACE ACTIVITY
Tues-Thurs
April 30-May 2
9:00 a.m. -
6:30 p.m.
Bookstore
301-891-4096
Pick up Cap & Gown. Apparel must be picked up by Thursday, May 2.
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Thursday
May 2
7:00 p.m. Sligo Church Graduation Rehearsal and Class Business. This is the only time that you will be able to pick up your blue card for graduation.
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Friday
May 3
7:30 p.m. Sligo Church In front of Memorial Chapel (lower level Line up for the processional. Wear cap and gown.
8:00 p.m. Sligo Church

CONSECRATION
Wear cap and gown.

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Saturday
May 4
10:45 a.m. Sligo Church In front of Memorial Chapel Line up for the processional. Wear cap and gown.
11:15 a.m. Sligo Church BACCALAUREATE
Wear cap and gown.
6:30 p.m. -
8:30 p.m.
Votaw House President’s Reception for graduates and families, faculty & staff to be held in the President’s home.
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Sunday
May 5
8:30 a.m. DAR Constitution Hall Class Picture.
Enter DAR through C Street entrance. Wear cap and gown. Weather will determine location for picture. Graduates will be directed there.
9:30 a.m. (C Street entrance)
(Visitors – 18th Street entrance
Remain on steps in front of DAR Line up for the processional. Wear cap and gown.
10:00 a.m. COMMENCEMENT
Wear cap and gown.
for 1 hour after Commencement Pick up diplomas. December 2012 and May 2013 graduates who have blue cards may pick up diplomas in the lobby of DAR.

Cap & Gowns Order

   Washington Adventist University Bookstore
Commencement 2014

Washington Adventist University Caps & Gowns
Personalized Announcements
College Rings
Diploma Frames
Order your Cap/Gown at the Bookstore.
Deadline to order is March 17, 2014. $25.00 Late fee after March 17th. Deadline for Late orders is April 1st.
Package #1 Economy
Bachelor $214.77
Master $218.32
Package #2 Standard
Bachelor $284.33
Master $287.88
Package #3 Premium
Bachelor $444.86
Master $448.41
25 Personalized Announcements
25 Envelope Seals
25 Tissue Inserts
60 Return Address Labels
Cap, Gown, Tassel & Hood
25 Personalized Announcements
25 Thank You Notes
25 Envelope Seals
1 Announcement Cover
1 Traditional Appreciation Gift
25 Tissue Inserts
60 Return Labels
Cap, Gown, Tassel & Hood
50 Personalized Announcements
50 Thank You Notes
50 Envelope Seals
1 Announcement Cover
1 Traditional Appreciation Gift
50 Tissue Inserts
120 Return Labels
Cap, Gown, Tassel & Hood
WHAT TO ORDER? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? WHEN & WHERE DO I GET IT?
ORDER ONLINE AT: https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/
(Please add 6.0% sales tax for each item ordered; in addition, include $15.99 shipping for one or more items. No P.O. Box will be accepted for shipping address)
ALL ITEMS PAYABLE TO BOOKSTORE
Personalized Announcements $68.57 per 25 Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
$13.75 (per additional 5 announcements)
 Tissue Inserts $19.65  Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
 Keepsake Announcement Cover $16.14  Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
Appreciation Gifts
--Traditional (certificate) $21.21 Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
--Premium (certificate with cover) $28.28
Thank You Notes $32.21 per 25 Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
Envelope Seals $20.45 Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
Return Address Labels (set of 60) $19.65 Delivery in 3-4 weeks of your order to your home address
Cap/Gown
--Bachelor Keeper Unit /w black tassel $86.45
--Master Keeper Unit /w black tassel $90.00
Souvenir Tassel $11.45
Diploma Frames www.framingsuccess.com
College Rings Save $50 off 10K, $80 off 14K & $150 off 18K Gold Rings!

Graduation Appointments

DATE TIME PLACE ACTIVITY
Tues - Thurs
April 29 - May 1
9:00 a.m. -
6:30 p.m.

Bookstore

301-891-4096

Pick up Cap & Gown. Apparel must be picked
up by Thursday, May 1
Thursday
May 1

5:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.

 

7:00 p.m.

 

Sligo Church Atrium

 

Sligo Church

 

 Rehearsal Dinner (Please see Senior Class 
Officers)

 

REHEARSAL and Class Business (You can pick up blue cards and be entered into Drawing for extra tickets)

Friday
May 2

 

7:30 p.m.


8:00 p.m.

Sligo Church


Sligo Church

In front of Memorial Chapel (Lower level), line
up for the processional. Wear cap and gown.

CONSECRATION
Wear cap and gown.

Saturday
May 3

10:45 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

Sligo Church


Sligo Church

In front of Memorial Chapel. Line up for the
processional. Wear cap and gown.

BACCALAUREATE
Wear cap and gown.

Sunday
May 4

8:30 a.m.

 

9:30 a.m.

 

10:00 a.m.

Show Place Arena

Show Place Arena

 

Show Place Arena

Class Picture.
Wear cap and gown. Picture on steps of Arena entrance.

Processional.
Wear cap and gown. Line up on side driveway to right of Arena main entrance

COMMENCEMENT
Wear cap and gown.

Monday
May 5

8:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m.

Records Office December 2013 and May 2014 graduates who
have blue cards may pick up diplomas during
office hours Monday - Friday

Hotels & Accomodation

COURTYARD SILVER SPRING DOWNTOWN
Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown
8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 301-589-4899
www.courtyardsilverspringdowntown.com

Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North
2200 Broadbirch Drive
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904
301-622-3333
Book online at www.Silverspring.hgi.com or by calling (301) 622-3333.
 
Hilton Silver Spring Dowtown
8727 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-5200
 
Crowne Plaza Washington, DC - Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-589-0800
 
Residence Inn by Marriott Silver Spring North
12000 Plum Orchard Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904
301-572-2322

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