August 16, 2024, 4:30 p.m.

John M. Greene Hall

Three students pose for a selfie before commencement.

Commencement 2024 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, August 14
5-6:30 p.m.President's Reception for graduating students and their guestsConference Center
Thursday, August 15
5:30 p.m.M.S.W. Commencement Rehearsal (required)Campus Center Lower Level
Friday, August 16
TBASSW Ph.D. Graduate Brunch (optional)TBA
TBAPh.D. Commencement RehearsalJohn M. Greene Hall
3:30 p.m.All Graduating Students assemble and line upCampus Center Lower Level (Rain location: Basement of John M. Greene Hall)
4:30 p.m.SSW CommencementJohn M. Greene Hall
Immediately following commencementCommencement Reception for graduating students and their guests (This event requires tickets. Tickets may be picked up from the SSW Registrar beginning Aug. 1)Campus Center


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Commencement 2023

Commencement Retrospective: August 18, 2023

During our 106th Commencement Ceremony we honored 123 M.S.W. graduates and 6 Ph.D. graduates for their incredible accomplishments. Family, loved ones and friends gathered in John M. Greene Hall to celebrate this important milestone. 

Jamie Daniels sits on a white couch in front of a brick wall. She is leaning on the arm of the couch and wearing a black top.

"It is time, fellow social workers, for us to reconsider what we do individually and collectively as professionals and to abandon all practices that make us complicit in the status quo. We must reconcile with our positionality, and our seductive and pervasive relationship with capitalism. We can no longer serve the neoliberal agenda and prerogative of the ruling class. We cannot address the major problems that confront society one individual at a time. And we can no longer merely tend to the wounds of a broken system; we must strive to heal the system itself."  

-Doctoral Class Speaker Jamie Daniels, M.S.W. '14, Ph.D. '23

Details and Highlights

2023 Commencement Ceremony Celebrates Strength and Accountability