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Financial Clearance for graduation participants must be completed between the dates of April 15 – April 23, 2015. Seniors who have not obtained this approval by April 23, 2015 will not be able to participate in graduation services.

Order your Cap/Gown at the University Bookstore
Deadline to order is Monday, March 16, 2015

($25.00 Late fee will be added after March 17. Deadline for Late orders is April 15)
Visit or contact: Washington Adventist University Bookstore at (301) 891-4096

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that it has secured The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD for its May 3, 2015 Commencement exercises. Friday night Consecration service, the Sabbath morning Baccalaureate, and other departmental ceremonies will continue on the WAU, Takoma Park campus.

Commencement weekend for the class of 2015 is May 1 – May 3, 2015.

Graduation Details

May 1, 2015
Consecration Service
8:00 p.m.
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church
7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912

May 2, 2015
Baccalaureate Service
11:15 a.m.
Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church

May 3, 2015
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.

Students who will be within six credits of completing their degrees at the conclusion of the Spring 2015 semester may petition to participate in this year’s commencement. All such petitions should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Tickets will be provided for the participants - more information to follow. 


2015 Graduation Accommodations

Please request any special accommodations needed for individuals with disabilities. The university will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice to