by Alex Boesch, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University will hold two commencement ceremonies when the 126th annual ceremonies are held Saturday, May 7, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Both programs will be held in the Doden Field House.
Holding two graduation ceremonies is the result of Cedarville’s growing student body and the administration’s desire to allow up to 10 guests per graduate. Both ceremonies will also be live livestreamed in the Jeremiah Chapel located in the Dixon Ministry Center.
“There are so many people who have invested time, support, and money to students getting their education,” said Fran Campbell, university registrar. “We wanted as many of those as possible to have the opportunity to watch their student graduate.”
Graduating seniors from the schools of allied health, business, education, engineering and computer science, and nursing will walk in the morning. Business and nursing graduate students will also receive diplomas at 10 a.m.
Walking in the afternoon ceremony are students graduating from the departments of art, design, and theatre; communication, English, literature, and modern languages; history and government; interdisciplinary studies; music and worship; psychology; science and mathematics; and social work and the schools of biblical and theological studies and pharmacy. The ceremony will also include Bible and pharmacy graduate students.
With a graduating class of more than 750 undergraduate and 150 graduate students, two ceremonies will allow for easier parking and more family and friends present for those walking in May.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 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 cedarville.edu.