Academic Events

Academic Awards Ceremony

Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 6:30am International Students

Arts Day

Arts Day is an annual Fall event held to celebrate the cross-curricular integration, practice and study of the arts within our broad liberal arts curriculum. We have dedicated the day to recognize, in part, how the arts are tied to the disciplines taught at Wilson College, and why it is important to appreciate these connections.



The 149th Wilson College


Sunday, May 19, 2019
  10:00 a.m.


*Students: Please see the list of links labeled "Things to Do" on the right side of this page for all your Commencement needs. If you have any questions, contact Robin Herring at

Common Hour Talks

The Wilson College Common Hour is a weekly presentation comprised of speakers from Wilson and other local colleges.  The speakers are a part of either the Orr Forum, which is focused on the return of the apocalypse, or the Confronting Climate Change Forum.    More information >>


Convocation brings together the Wilson community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends – to celebrate the new academic year.
The 2018 Convocation is at 11 a.m., Sept. 11, in the Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall.
The event begins with the procession of Wilson faculty and seniors in full regalia, followed by the rest of the student body.
Convocation’s theme this year is Values.  The speaker is Joshua Legg.
The ceremony concludes with all new Wilson members signing the Honor Principle and a recessional of faculty and the student body.




Convocation, from the Latin convocare, can be translated as a "calling together", and defined as a "ceremonial assembly of members of a college or university". 



Wilson College has a long-standing tradition of calling together her members twice a year, at the beginning of each semester. Held in the Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall, faculty, students, staff and adminstrators are all called to participate in this important academic event. 

Dean's List

At the end of each semester, a list is compiled of those students who are recognized by the Dean for their outstanding academic achievement. During the following semester, the Dean invites these students to enjoy a special reception held especially in their honor.

For more information about the criteria and policy, as well as the most recent Dean's Lists, click here.

Graduation Fair

Friday, March 23, 2018

Lenfest Commons Lobby

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

This is a one-stop opportunity for graduating students to plan for all the details on the road to Commencement.  Things to do include:

  • Sign up for Senior Week events
  • Pick up the form regarding meal reservations
  • Order regalia from the College Store
  • Pre-Order a Commencement ceremony DVD
  • Meet with the Alumnae/i Relations Office and Alumnae Association
  • Pay any remaining balance on your business account
  • And More!

Student Research Day

Student Research Day is an annual event held in honor of outstanding achievement in research between students and faculty mentors. More information >>

Women's History Month

March is National Women's History Month.  Wilson celebrates the month with a series of events including speakers, films and special exhibits at the Hankey Center for the History of Women's Education. For more information, contact Amy Ensley, Director of the Hankey Center here

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