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Stetson University Commencement 2017 to Set New Record

Stetson University expects to graduate 879 students at its 131st Commencement in DeLand this weekend. On Friday night, May 12, Stetson will confer master’s degrees on 192 graduate students at a ceremony in Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall. The following morning, 687 undergraduate students will be honored at the Commencement ceremony at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium. The total number of graduates will set a new record for Stetson.

Stetson graduates at outdoor ceremony.

Stetson’s Commencement 2016 set a record with 830 graduates, and this year is expected to reach 879 graduates.

On the DeLand campus, students and faculty nominate and vote on their keynote speakers. This year, the graduate ceremony keynoters are Benjamin Wyatt Carter, education, and David Mueller, business. The undergraduate speakers are Chelsea Mariah Probus, religious studies, and Alexandra Panchita Sullivan, social science and religious studies.

In addition to the two Commencement ceremonies, Stetson celebrates student achievement with these events:

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Friday, May 12, 10-11 a.m.

Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall

Undergraduate Awards & Recognition

Friday, May 12, 3-5 p.m.

Lee Chapel in Elizabeth Hall

Live streaming of the Commencement ceremonies can be seen on Stetson Broadcast Productions. For more information and details on Commencement 2017 events, please visit the Commencement website.

About Stetson University

Founded in 1883, Stetson University is the oldest private university in Central Florida, providing a transforming education in the liberal arts tradition. Stetson stresses academic excellence and community-engaged learning, and consistently earns high marks in national rankings. Stetson encourages its students to go beyond success to significance in their lives, the lives of others and their communities. Stay connected with Stetson on social media.