Walden University Winter Commencement

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 8:00am to Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Walden University Winter Commencement Logo

The university was founded in 1970 by two teachers who sought a way for adults in the workforce to pursue their doctoral degrees. Bernie and Rita Turner laid the groundwork for the university, in collaboration with Harold “Bud” Hodgkinson, a faculty member at the University of California, Berkeley. One year earlier, Hodgkinson had published “Walden U.:

A Working Paper,” an article that initiated the concept of a student-centered university. Brought together by a shared vision of a new kind of institution for higher education—one that focused on positive social change and allowed professionals to continue working while earning a degree—the educators named their institution “Walden University.”

This is Walden University's annual winter commencement and they expect around 7,000 guests throughout the events.


Location: 
Entire Convention Center
Attendance: 
7,000
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