In order to assure the greatest safety and health of the entire IWS community (including our host congregation), IWS is postponing the June 2020 commencement service until January 6, 2021. The service will be held in conjunction with Opening Convocation that evening.

If you are a 2020 graduate

  • IWS will mail diplomas to any graduates who desire to have their diploma in hand prior to a rescheduled commencement service. Diplomas will likely be mailed by late June.
  • Students who would have graduated in June 2020 will be considered 2020 alumni, with diplomas and transcripts reflecting a June 2020 conferral.
  • We will hold the Commencement service on Wednesday January 6, 2021, during the Opening Convocation service. Graduates: IWS welcomes your feedback on this decision!
  • Questions about graduation regalia rental for the postponed service should be directed to Dianne Stone.
  • D.W.S. graduates ordering extra bound copies of their thesis: those will be available for you to pick up in January. If you require these copies before January, please contact Sandy Dinkins to discuss shipping.
We commend to you the prayer IWS Chaplain Nancy Nethercott has written for use during the pandemic.