Graduates tossing mortar boards in the air after 2019 Commencement

892 Graduates Conferred Degrees in Special Commencement Programs


by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

2019 graduate hugging a family member or friend after commencementCedarville University will confer 892 degrees at its 125th commencement programs this weekend. The university will also recognize members of the class of 2020.

Because of COVID, Cedarville will have three separate commencement programs for its graduates, all of them taking place in the Doden Field House. The university will provide each participant and attendee with a Cedarville-branded face mask.

On Friday, April 30, at 7 p.m., Cedarville will honor 234 undergraduate and graduate students from the class of 2020. In addition, the university will award degrees to its 138 master’s and doctoral students from the class of 2021.

On Saturday, May 1, 754 graduates will participate in two undergraduate commencement programs. The first program, at 10 a.m., will recognize graduates from business administration, education, engineering and computer science, interdisciplinary studies and nursing.

At 2 p.m. Cedarville will confer degrees to its graduates from allied health; art, design and theatre; biblical and theological studies; communication; English, literature and modern languages; history and government; music and worship; pharmacy; psychology; science and mathematics; and social work.

As a private Christian university, Cedarville’s commencement events will be religious services, including prayer, worship, and a clear presentation of the Gospel.

For those not able to attend, graduation will be livestreamed at

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit