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Washburn University Holds Graduation Ceremonies

05/13/16 01:05 pm CDT
"This is one of my favorite times of the year"

            Topeka, KS – A sea of caps and gowns will flood Washburn University’s campus Saturday, May 14, as more than 900 candidates for graduation participate in commencement ceremonies.

            “This is one of my favorite times of the year,” said Jerry Farley, Washburn University president. “Washburn University faculty and staff dedicate themselves to helping our students prepare for their chosen professions and it is truly a joy to help our graduates celebrate their accomplishments.”

            Washburn University will host four ceremonies to honor the 838 Washburn University and 103 Washburn University School of Law candidates for spring and summer 2016 graduation throughout the day. Washburn Tech held a ceremony for its 500 graduates in Lee Arena on Thursday evening, May 12.    

9:30 a.m. - School of Applied Studies Commencement – Lee Arena

12:30 p.m. - College of Arts and Sciences Commencement - Lee Arena

3:30 p.m. - School of Business and School of Nursing Commencement - Lee Arena 

6:30 p.m. - School of Law Commencement - Lee Arena

       Events are open to the public and no tickets are required. Doors open to the public one hour before each ceremony and each ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. Parking is free on campus.  The closest lots are those surrounding Petro Allied Health Center.  Parking for persons with disabilities is located south of Petro in Lot 5.

       Each ceremony is also being streamed live. Please visit washburn.edu/current-students/commencement for the link to each ceremony’s stream.

          About Washburn University - Washburn University is a public institution with almost 7,000 students involved in more than 200 academic programs. Washburn’s programs lead to certification, associate, bachelor, master's degree or doctor of nursing practice.  The university also offers the juris doctor degree at its well-known law school situated on the traditional campus.

            In addition, Washburn Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) -- a nationally recognized innovator in career and technical education – is also part of the Washburn University family. The dedicated faculty and staff at Washburn Tech serve adult and high school students as well as business and industry participants with career specific training

           All programs are offered on either the 160-acre residential campus in the heart of Topeka, KS, or at Washburn Tech’s campus on the West Side retail hub of the city. Washburn University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association and many of the individual programs have additional accreditations.

       Note to Editors: Washburn University will be using #WashburnGraduation on our social media accounts.



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