by Abby Totten, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University will celebrate the accomplishments of its 965 graduates — a 6% increase from 2022 and the largest graduating class in university history — during its 127th commencement Saturday, May 6, in the Doden Field House. In 2022, Cedarville awarded degrees to 951 undergraduate and graduate students.
Like in 2022, Cedarville will hold two ceremonies, with the first ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. The final program starts at 2 p.m. The doors to the field house open an hour before each ceremony.
The graduating class consists of 809 undergraduates and 142 students earning a graduate degree, including the Doctor of Pharmacy degree. Both ceremonies will be live-streamed. Overflow seating will be available in the Dixon Ministry Center.
“I think it’s one of the most exciting events that we have. It’s so enjoyable to watch the excitement that goes along with seeing the students reach this milestone," added Campbell, university registrar.
The morning commencement will include students in allied health; education; engineering and computer science; nursing; psychology; science and mathematics; and social work.
At the 2 p.m. ceremony, students from business; art, design, and theatre; biblical and theological studies; communication; English, literature, and modern languages; history and government; interdisciplinary studies; music and worship; and pharmacy will be awarded their degrees.Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 5,082 undergraduate, graduate, and dual-enrollment high school students in more than 175 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, high graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and the #4 national ranking by the Wall Street Journal for student engagement. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.