Commencement & Recent Graduate Info

We're pleased to announce our graduates!

Students earned associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from a variety of university programs. The University salutes these students and congratulates them for their significant achievements in higher education.

If you would like to share the good news of your graduation with your hometown newspaper, download the opens in a new windowpress release templateopens WORD file , fill in your name along with the city and state, and send to your local paper. 

Fall 2020 Commencement

The University will hold its first-ever virtual Commencement on Saturday, December 12.

The ceremony will be shown on the 12th at 10:00 am. It will be available on the Gardner-Webb website, on opens in a new windowFacebook, and on opens in a new window YouTube. The guest speaker for the event will be Gardner-Webb graduate, minister and prolific author  opens in a new windowClayton King.

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Full List of 2020 Graduates & Commencement Videos

Program Details

  1. Welcome and Opening Remarks – Dr. William Downs
  2. Opening Prayer – Dr. Nicole Waters
  3. The Commencement Message – Clayton King
  4. The Recognition of Student Awards – Dr. Nicole Waters
  5. Closing Remarks – Dr. William Downs
  6. The Alma Mater – Dr. Tracy Jessup
  7. Closing Prayer – Dr. Tracy Jessup

Share the Good News

If you would like to share the good news of your graduation with your hometown newspaper, download the press release template, fill in your name along with the city and state, and send to your local paper. Graduates are listed in alphabetical order by city.

On-Campus Commencement

Because we recognize how special and important graduation day is for students and families, we are extending an offer to all graduates to physically attend and walk at a subsequent on-campus Commencement once those are again allowed. If you wish to participate in this way at a later date, we will ask you to confirm your intent at least 45 days prior to the event at [email protected]create new email.

Congratulations 2020 graduates!

We are excited about the season of life you’re entering and want to hear from you!  

Please click the link below to let us know where you are now and what you’re doing next.  We may share your story in upcoming features about life after graduation.  Thanks for your help.

Previous Graduating Classes