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Graduation and Commencement Information

Mandatory Commencement Practice
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center

​Graduation practice will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center. The practice will begin promptly. All students participating should make plans to arrive at the WYCC no later than 4:45 p.m. Students should not bring friends and family with them to the practice. For additional information, contact Camesha Handy, Director of Student Engagement,

Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
Commencement Ceremony Begins promptly at 7:00 PM

Wor-Wic conducts one commencement ceremony each year. This ceremony is a celebratory recognition of the accomplishments of students earning an associate degree or certificate of proficiency. Students who want to participate in the commencement ceremony must complete the application for graduation. Students are eligible to participate if they have completed the requirements for their degree or certificate at the end of the fall semester or if they are completing the requirements for their degree or certificate at the end of the spring semester. Students completing in the summer can also participate if they have nine credits or less remaining, they have registered for their remaining course work and they have met all other graduation requirements prior to the ceremony. Please review the material here and in the catalog to determine your eligibility for graduation. It is recommended that students meet with their academic advisor to conduct a degree audit to determine graduation eligibility.


Additional Information

  • GEA DatesAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon: If you have forgotten the date you requested, please contact Ann McGee, or 410-334-2883.
  • Please arrive at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center no later than 6:00 PM. Please check-in, then immediately report to the Midway Room.
  • Commencement brochureAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
  • Cap and Gown InformationAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon
  • Invitations: Guests are not required to have an invitation to enter the Normandy Room (Arena). Five free announcements are mailed to students to send to family and friends for informational purposes only. Additional announcements are also available at a cost of $6 for 10 at the cashier’s office. Students are allowed to bring as many guests as they wish.
  • Dress Code: Formal attire is requested at commencement. Please read the brochureAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon for additional information.
  • Personal Items: Do not bring personal items into the Normandy Room (Arena). There are no storage areas available and Wor-Wic personnel cannot hold personal items.
  • Reception: Cake and punch will be served in the rear of the Midway Room directly following the commencement ceremony.
  • Handicap Guest Seating: Graduates are asked to inform the Student Activities department about any guests that require floor seating due to a handicap. Please email Karen Mohler at or call her at 410-334-2899.
  • PTK: Phi Theta Kappa graduates are eligible to wear the honor regalia in addition to the cap and gown (see above to order them). Members may purchase their own at PTK websiteExternal Link or borrow them for the graduation ceremony. To borrow a tassel and/or stole for commencement, go to: Link
  • Veterans & Military Graduates: The applicable military stole (USA, USMC, USN, USAF, USCG) will be issued to you at commencement. Upon your arrival, please see Mr. Fred Howard.
  • SGA: Student Government Association officers are recognized in the commencement program. Are you interested in becoming a member of SGA?
  • Honors: Students who complete this requirement are recognized in the commencement program. Are you interested in the Honors program?
  • Guest Speaker: The Honorable Daniel M. Long, Senior Judge, State of Maryland.
  • Student Speaker: Victoria Fears.

Graduation Photography

FotoJoe Photography will be the official photographer of the 2018 Commencement Exercise. A copy of the order formAdobe Portable Document Format (PDF) icon is being made available to you. Your photo will be taken as you receive your degree and once you leave the stage. Photo proofs will be mailed to you 7-10 days following the ceremony. Coordination of your purchase should be made through FotoJoe Photography. If you have any additional questions, please contact Joe Gardner at 410-422-1991 or by email at

List of Graduates

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