Commencement

Celebrate the graduating class of 2022!

Join us for our Spring 2022 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 10 am in the Mason Activity Center (Gymnasium)

The commencement ceremony will be live streamed at cairn.edu/livestream.

Commencement

Commencement Speaker

President Todd J. Williams in LibraryDr. Todd J. Williams

Dr. Todd J. Williams is president of Cairn University. Prior to his appointment as president of Cairn University in 2008, Dr. Williams served as senior vice president and provost for the University. From 2001 until 2005 he served as headmaster and CEO of Trinity Christian School of Fairfax. While in northern Virginia, he also served as visiting lecturer for the Witherspoon Fellowship in Washington D.C.

From 1999-2001 Dr. Williams served as vice president and academic dean for undergraduate education at Cairn, where he began his educational career as a faculty member teaching social sciences in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

He holds a BS in Bible degree from Cairn University and a MEd and a PhD from Temple University in Philadelphia. He is a regular contributor to online and print publications and serves as a visiting lecturer and speaker on cultural and professional issues. He is the chairman of the Board of Governors of The John Jay Institute in Pennsylvania and a member of the Board of Directors of Gospel Volunteers Inc.

Dr. Williams and his wife, Dawn, have two grown children, Connor and Caitlin.

Full Event Schedule

Friday, May 6

9:30 amUndergraduate Commencement Rehearsal (Dual-Level degree included)
Gymnasium, MAC
10:30 amUndergraduate Brunch
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
5 pmGraduate and Degree Completion Commencement Rehearsal
Gymnasium, MAC
6:00 pmGraduate and Degree Completion Commencement Reception
Furman Dining Commons, MAC

Saturday, May 7

8–9 amBuffet Breakfast
All graduates, family, and friends are invited to enjoy breakfast.
COST: $5.75 per person (pay at the door)
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
The Highlands will also be open 8-9:45am; serving coffee and grab-and-go options.
9 amGymnasium Doors Open
9:15 amGraduate Check-In
Gymnasium, MAC (Lower Level)
10 amCommencement Ceremony
Gymnasium, MAC
12–1 pmLunch Buffet
All graduates, family, and friends are invited to a buffet lunch.
COST: $6.75 per person (pay at the door)
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
The Highlands will also be open 8am-1pm; serving coffee and grab-and-go options.