Graduating online students are invited to walk in Westminster Theological Seminary's Commencement Ceremony held annually. Graduation is held in Glenside, Pennsylvania at the end of May, after the March term. We recommend reviewing the Westminster Dashboard for additional information, specific to your graduating year.
Students expecting to graduate will complete a graduation form on the Online Learning Dashboard. These forms should be completed by the end of the October term in the intended graduating academic year. The Online Learning team will complete a review of the application to determine eligiblity. Students are responsible to review their degree audit ongoing in their Populi student accounts, to ensure all coursework is completed.
Graduating in Absentia
Westminster has a strong heritage of learning in community. Our commencement ceremony, therefore, is a significant time in which this community assembles to send its graduates into the world to do the Lord’s work. Because of this, all graduates are to be present at the ceremony. However, if a student is not able to attend, he or she must request to receive his or her degree in absentia, which is granted only by permission. A student’s request to graduate in absentia will be considered if one of the following conditions applies:
- The student has completed the requirements for his or her degree at the end of the winter term.
- The student will be living outside the continental United States at the time of graduation.
- The student is an online student and unable to attend the graduation.
Request to graduate in absentia will be completed at the same time as the student completes the graduation application.