2017 Commencement exercises will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 10:30 a.m. for the Theological School, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and for the College of Liberal Arts. Our 2017 ceremonies also kick off Drew’s sesquicentennial celebration, through which we celebrate 150 years of history—first as a seminary and later as an undergraduate college and a graduate school.

To mark this anniversary, the Rev. Dr. William Barber II T’03, president of the North Carolina NAACP, will provide the Sesquicentennial Address and 2016 MacArthur Fellow Julia Wolfe will give the Commencement Address. We are delighted to award both of these worthy candidates with honorary degrees on behalf of the Drew University Board of Trustees. Read more about our Commencement speakers.

 Barber photo by Justin Cook; Wolfe photo by Peter Serling.

We look forward to celebrating with you and your families!