50 seniors earned bachelor degrees on June 13, 1965. They were the first recipients of the bachelor degree in the school's history. 22 additional students expecting to graduate in August were also listed in the program.
In the minutes of the Board of Trustees of Wilmington College, president William Randall announced final plans for this special commencement ceremony.
Commencement was held in the Physical Education Building on campus (later named Hanover Hall). Lieutenant Governor Robert Scott gave the commencement address. According to the Seahawk student newspaper, Father O'Connell of St. Mary's Catholic Church gave the invocation.