Commencement

Commencement

Saturday, May 5 • 10:00 am

Celebrate the graduating Class of 2018! Join us for our Spring 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Mason Activity Center.

Commencement Speaker

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 Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Williams is an experienced educator, CEO, fundraiser, and organizational development consultant. He is a regular contributor to Bucks County Courier Times and also 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 teaches social sciences and politics at Cairn.

Full Event Schedule

If you are planning to attend the University’s Commencement Ceremony, please be aware of the following traffic notice. Because of a 5K charity run, many roads in Langhorne Borough (about a mile north of campus) will be closed the morning of Saturday, May 5, including PA 213 and PA 413. The Cairn campus will be accessible on PA 413 from US 1, Business US 1, and I-95. Please plan your route accordingly.

Friday, May 4

Time Event/Location
9:30 am Undergraduate Commencement Rehearsal (Dual-Level degree included)
Gymnasium, MAC
10:30 am Undergraduate Brunch
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
5 pm Graduate and Degree Completion Commencement Rehearsal
Gymnasium, MAC
5:30–6:30 pm Hors d’Oeuvres (Graduates)
Upper Lobby, MAC
6–7 pm Degree Completion Graduation Chapel and Reception
Highlander Café
6:30 pm Graduate Commencement Banquet
Furman Dining Commons, MAC

Saturday, May 5

Time Event/Location
8–9 am Buffet Breakfast
All graduates, family, and friends are invited to enjoy breakfast. COST: $5.25 per person (pay at the door)
Furman Dining Commons, MAC
9 am Gymnasium Doors Open
9:15 am Graduate Check-In
Gymnasium, MAC
10 am Commencement Ceremony
Gymnasium, MAC
12–1 pm Lunch Buffet
All graduates, family, and friends are invited to a buffet lunch. COST: $6.25 per person (pay at the door)
Furman Dining Commons, MAC

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