Commencement

Join graduates and their families in a ceremony celebration and reception to honor the completion of their advanced degrees from Northeastern Seminary on Friday, May 17, 2019. This year graduates will earn degrees from five programs: Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Master of Arts Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership, Master of Arts in Theology and Social Justice. Seminary graduates serve in a wide range of denominations and traditions such as African Methodist Episcopal, Christian Methodist Episcopal, Church of God in Christ, Free Methodist, Independent, Missionary Baptist, Presbyterian, United Methodist, and Wesleyan. Their plans for service include placements in church ministry, chaplaincy settings, new ministries, and social work as well as lay leadership roles.

Commencement Schedule

Friday, May 17, 2019

  • Graduates Gather 6:00 p.m.
    Lower Atrium, Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College
    Student attire: Cap and gown required 
  • Doors open for guest seating 6:15 p.m.
    Hale Auditorium, Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College
    All family and guests should be seated by 6:50 p.m.
  • Commencement Ceremony 7:00 p.m.
    Hale Auditorium, Cultural Life Center (Building #1) at Roberts Wesleyan College
    2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
  • Commencement Reception 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Shewan Recital Hall, Cultural Life Center at Roberts Wesleyan College
    2301 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY 14624
    Student attire: Cap and gown not required

Ceremony Venue

The Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College, will host this year's Northeastern Seminary Commencement Ceremony. Parking is available in Lot A located off of Orchard Street.