LWC to Hold Two Commencement Ceremonies for Largest Graduating Class in School History

COLUMBIA, KY. – For the second consecutive year, Lindsey Wilson College will cap off its largest class in school history at spring commencement, April 28 - 29. 

Lindsey Wilson's commencement celebration, the 117th in College history, will be held over two days. To accommodate the large crowd, graduates have been allotted tickets for guests in attendance. 

The first ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. CT, on Friday, April 28, in Biggers Sports Center. The Friday evening event will recognize students receiving a master’s degree or doctoral degree; and students who attended LWC online or at one of the community campus off-site locations. 

The second ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. CT, on Saturday, April 29, in Biggers Sports Center. The Saturday morning event will recognize students who attended LWC on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia. 

A total of 363 degrees will be conferred for the 2023 spring class. That number includes 210 undergraduate degrees and 153 graduate degrees. Combined with the 380 degrees awarded at LWC's winter commencement ceremony, the Lindsey Wilson Class of 2023 will be a record 743 graduates – the most in the 120-year history of The United Methodist-affiliated college. The College awarded a record 705 in 2022. 

"Commencement is always the highlight of the school year," said Lindsey Wilson President William T. Luckey Jr., who is celebrating his 25th year as the eighth president of the liberals arts college. "And it’s an especially exciting day this year as we celebrate our largest graduating class in school history for the second year in a row. This will be a wonderful day for our students and their loved ones.”

The Lindsey Wilson College Nursing Division will honor its seniors at 6 p.m. CT, on Thursday, April 27 with a pinning ceremony in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street.

Both LWC 2023 spring commencement ceremonies will be live-streamed from Biggers Sports Center. You can watch the ceremony at https://portal.stretchinternet.com/lwcadmin/#. For more information contact LWC’s registrar’s office at 270-384-8025 or email registrar@lindsey.edu.