Commencement

The Lake Campus hosts one annual commencement ceremony exclusively for Lake Campus students. Eligible students who will receive Lake Campus degrees, and have applied for graduation, may choose to participate in the Lake Campus Commencement. The ceremony includes an address from the Dean, a keynote speaker, and the conferral of degrees. 

2019 Annual Lake Campus Commencement Ceremony - Thursday, May 2, 2019

CONGRATULATIONS! You made it! Your hard work and commitment has paid off, and now is the time to celebrate YOUR graduation from Wright State University’s Lake Campus!

  • Time: 5:30 p.m.
  • ​Location: Romer's Celina Ballroom, 1100 S. Main Street (US 127), Celina, OH 45822
  • A reception in your honor will be held immediately following the ceremony. Light appetizers and beverages for graduates and guests will be served. 

How to RSVP

Planning to celebrate with us? Follow these easy steps so that we can plan for your attendance!

  1. Apply to graduate! See below.
  2. Send in Your RSVP: Eligible graduates received an invitation to the Lake Campus Commencement ceremony. If you received your degree Summer 2018 or Fall 2018, or your degree is pending Spring 2019, please complete the RSVP slip and return to Sandi Holdheide by March 22, 2019. If you did not receive an invitation via postal mail, please call 419-586-0300.
  3. Order Your Attire: Candidates for graduation are required to wear the appropriate academic attire (cap, gown, and hood, if applicable) to participate in the ceremony. Items can be ordered through the Lake Campus Bookstore. Deadline is April 2. Want to save 10%? Order your items at the Grad Fair on March 26 & 27 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Order Information.

Applying for Graduation

In order to officially graduate from the university you must apply to graduate. Celebrating your graduation by participating in the Commencement Ceremony is strongly encouraged (Be proud of your accomplishments!), but not mandatory. 

Students must both apply to graduate and separately RSVP to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Responsibility for registering in appropriate classes, scheduling, and fulfilling all university and program requirements for graduation rests with the student.

The application to graduate from Wright State University is completed online. To submit your online graduation application and payment, follow these steps:

  1. Go into WINGS Express
  2. Select the Student and Financial Aid tab
  3. Once there, select the Registration & Records menu link
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu and select the "Apply for Graduation" link
Spring Semester 2019
Event Date
Undergraduate and Graduate Deadline to Apply for Graduation Friday, January 25, 2019
Lake Campus Graduation / Commencement Thursday, May 2, 2019
Diplomas Mailed Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Per Wright State Policy, students who complete degree requirements and apply to graduate Summer or Fall Semester 2018, or Spring Semester 2019, will be eligible to participate in the Spring 2019 Lake Campus ceremony. Summer Semester 2019 graduation applications are due Friday, May 24, 2019 and those students will be eligible to participate in the Spring 2020 Lake Campus ceremony. 

Additional Information

  • Duplicate diplomas can be ordered. There is a $35 fee. Request a duplicate diploma.
  • Please note: The Lake Campus Commencement Ceremony is not traditionally a ticketed event. However, an RSVP is required for each student intending to participate; if the RSVP count reaches room capacity, the Lake Campus Administration reserves the right to adopt a ticketing process so that all graduates are permitted an equal number of guests. For past ceremonies, we have been able to accommodate 6-8 guests per student. However, the number of guests will not be finalized until all RSVP’s have been received. Students will be notified of the final guest count in early March.