184th Commencement

May 18-19, 2019

2019 Commencement Weekend Schedule

Please note: The Commencement website is continually being updated with additional details. We recommend that you check back regularly.

All events are optional and open to the public.

  • Saturday, May 18
  • Sunday, May 19
    • 8:30 a.m. Catholic Mass (in Christ Chapel)
    • 9:00 a.m. Commencement Site opens for seating
      (north side of Pennsylvania Hall)
    • 9:45 a.m. Graduates Line-up (Bream Gym)
    • 11:00 a.m. Commencement Processional and Ceremony
      (north side of Pennsylvania Hall)
      Commencement Speaker
      Jerry Spinelli '63, a Newbery prize-winning author, will speak and receive the Gettysburg College Medal on May 19 at Gettysburg College's 184th Commencement. Spinelli is the author of numerous books, including Maniac Magee, Crash, and StargirlMore
    • Approximately 1:30 p.m. Post-Commencement Reception
      (Dining Center and CUB Ballroom) - Free and open to all. Sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, soft drinks.

The Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies will be live-streamed; the link will be posted here during the week prior to Commencement Weekend.