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Graduation Central

Dear Seniors, as you prepare for your graduation please note the following:

Financial Clearance Deadline - April 14, 2017 (Balance Paid)

  • Financial Clearance must be completed to ensure zero balance as required
  • Graduation fees are not refundable (Typically runs around $300)
  • Regalia cannot be charged to your Account
  • Preferred method of payment is credit card
  • Admission: 7 Tickets per Graduate beginning Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27 and remaining tickets dispersed at the Show Place Arena door - first come, first served.

Graduation Details

April 28, 2017
Consecration Service
8:00 p.m.
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

April 29, 2017
Baccalaureate Service
11:15 a.m.
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
7700 Flower Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

April 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Show Place Arena
14900 Pennsylvania Avenue, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


As usual, the University will host its traditional commencement ceremony following the conclusion of the spring semester. Diplomas will also continue to be issued at the end of the summer session and the fall semester, although no ceremonies will take place at those times.

We will provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice to


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.