Commencement for May 11, 2020 has been postponed
As you may have already have seen Wesley Theological Seminary has postponed the May 11th graduation ceremony. This was not an easy decision to make, but given the circumstances the administration believes it to be a prudent choice. As the situation with COVID-19 evolves we will be looking to establish a new date for the ceremony.
In the meantime, please know that all students who applied to graduate and who have met the requirements to graduate will have their degree conferred on May 11, 2020. Upon the completion of the spring semester the Registrar’s Office will review all graduating students’ records and will make a recommendation to the faculty so they can vote to have the degrees conferred. Our office will be able to have available to you transcripts that show your status as graduates the week of May 11.
As we move forward I ask the following:
1) You should continue to adhere to all dates for completion of academic requirements and submission of theses.
2) Please go ahead and complete the graduate student surveys, they provide valuable feedback for the seminary
3) In early March we sent you a memo that included your diploma name if you need to make a change let us know my March 31st.
4) If you wish you can still purchase regalia, whether or not you are participating in the future ceremony. If you want to return regalia please be in touch with Oak Hall directly through their website: https://oakhalli.com/
5) Please watch for further announcements about the ceremony and information about how to obtain your diploma.
6) Both Gloria McClure and myself are working remotely, but are available by email, by telephone the regular office numbers ring through to us, and we can also arrange a Zoom video chat should you have further questions. Registrar@wesleyseminary.edu or 202-885-8650
While we are disappointed in not being able to celebrate with you on May 11th we look forward to celebrating your accomplishments with you at a future date.
My prayers go to you and your families. Stay safe and stay well.