JWU News

Find Challenges + Joy: 2018 Graduate Commencement Highlights

5/18/18 | “Growth never happens in comfort zones,” graduate student speaker Marissa Mayo ’18 told the assembled crowd of jubilant soon-to-be-grads, parents, families and friends at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Topics: Providence Commencement

JWU to Honor Industry Leaders at 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

April 18, 2018 | This May, Johnson & Wales University will award 9 honorary doctorate degrees to industry luminaries and a total of 3,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2018 commencement ceremonies, to be held at the university’s 4 campuses.

Can’t attend in person? Choose your campus and watch the livestream:

Topics: Commencement

2017 JWU Providence Commencement Highlights

5/24/17 | The roar of the crowd. The joy on every face. The closing of one chapter and the start of another. JWU Providence’s 2017 Commencement ceremonies had no shortage of laughter, tears and intense pride.

Topics: Providence Commencement

2017 Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

4/25/17 | This May, Johnson & Wales University will award 8 honorary doctorate degrees and a total of 3,279 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2017 commencement ceremonies, to be held at the university’s 4 campuses.

Topics: Commencement

Transitioning to ‘What's Next’: Charlotte Commencement Highlights

6/9/2016 | The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte was bustling with excitement on the morning of May 21 as family, friends and loved ones waited to see the campus' 415 students receive their undergraduate degrees.

Topics: Charlotte Commencement

‘Grow + Evolve’: Denver Commencement Highlights

5/25/16 | The excitement was palpable as JWU Denver’s Class of 2016, their families and alumni gathered on the Coors Family Commons for the Robert E. Taylor Gate Ceremony.

Topics: Denver Alumni Commencement

‘Work Hard, Be Humble’: North Miami Commencement Highlights

5/25/16 | “Commencement means the beginning,” Paul Damico '86 told the Johnson & Wales North Miami Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21. “Today marks the beginning of your career.”

Topics: North Miami Alumni Commencement

2016 Providence Grads Get Ready for the Next Chapter

5/25/16 | If a picture is worth 1,000 words, JWU Providence’s 2016 Commencement ceremony could compete with “War & Peace.”

Laughter. Tears. Lifelong friendships forged of hard work and dedication. Gratitude for faculty mentors and a Wildcat support network that just doesn’t quit. Shouts of “I love you, mom!” yelled across a crowded arena.

Topics: Providence Alumni Commencement

‘Go Change the World’: Highlights from Commencement 2016

5/23/16 | Saturday, May 21, was an important day for Wildcats across all four of Johnson & Wales University’s campuses — almost 3,000 undergraduate degrees were awarded during JWU’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies.

Topics: Hospitality Culinary Arts Providence Alumni Commencement

‘Faith, Trust + Pixie Dust’: 2016 Graduate Commencement Highlights

5/23/16 | One student’s decorated mortarboard said it all: “All it needed was faith, trust, and a little pixie dust.” JWU Providence’s 2016 Graduate Studies Commencement ceremony was all about transition, transformation and the culmination of a lot of hard work.

Topics: Providence Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Programs Commencement