Business-casual attire is recommended.
Parents & Guests
Following the Gate Ceremony, the campus will close to families and guests.
Your parents are encouraged to attend the ceremony, then say goodbye-your life at JWU begins!
Students will be led by a bagpiper through the Robert E. Taylor Gates. The Gates open twice a year; once at the beginning of Wildcat Welcome and again at Commencement, marking the end of their academic career at Johnson & Wales.
At the gate ceremony, students will proceed from the Academic Center to the Auditorium, where you will be inducted into the university.
This is an outdoor ceremony.