Commencement Weekend: May 14-15, 2016

Tentative Schedule

(The Commencement pages are frequently being updated - please revisit often for the latest information.)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Commencement Prep Day
Seniors - please visit between 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
(it takes about 30-45 minutes to visit all the stations)
College Union Ballroom
The Class of 2016 will pick up caps and gowns, and much more.  (Details)
Please allow approximately 30 minutes.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

1:00 pm
Spring Honors Day
Christ Chapel
Over 40 named awards will be presented to students, who were selected to 
receive these awards on the basis of their academic achievement and service
to the campus community. Recipients and their families are notified in April by
the Provost's Office. Everyone in the campus community is invited and   
encouraged to attend.

2:00 pm
Departmental Receptions
Various campus locations - (Details will be provided as the date nears)
These popular receptions provide a festive occasion for faculty and graduates
to affirm relationships built over the past four years and offer an opportunity for
parents to "put a face to the name." Seniors, families, guests, and faculty are
encouraged to attend.  Light refreshments are provided.

3:15 pm
Baccalaureate Line-Up

South side of Penn Hall, Old Quad (Rain location:  Chapel basement)
The Class of 2016, attired in regalia, meets to line up for the Baccalaureate
processional. (Details)

4:00 pm

Christ Chapel
(Event will be streamed live via the web; livestream link will be provided here)
A long-standing tradition, this optional interfaith service gives seniors and their
families a chance to gather together to worship, celebrate the tradition of the
College, and reflect on the future.  Everyone in the campus community is
invited to attend.
Remote viewing locations are in Mara Auditorium and Kline Theater. (Details)

8:00 - 11:00 pm
Senior Class Graduation Party

College Union Building, First Floor
The Class of 2016, their families, and their guests are encouraged to attend this social event.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

8:30 am
Catholic Mass
Christ Chapel

9:45 am
Senior Class Commencement Line-up
Bream Gymnasium
The Class of 2016, attired in regalia, promptly meets in Bream Gymnasium for
Commencement line-up. (Details to follow)
Graduates:  It is important that you arrive promptly!

11:00 am

Beachem Portico, North side of Pennsylvania Hall
(Event will be streamed live via the web; livestream link will be provided here as the date nears)

Event is held rain or shine, no tickets necessary.  Bring rain gear if necessary; ponchos will be provided in case of wet weather.
Gates at seating area open at 9 a.m. (Seats may not be reserved in advance)
Please be prepared for security bag checks.
Remote viewing locations are in Mara Auditorium and Kline Theater. (Details TBD)
Details for Families and Guests
Details for Graduates

Featured Commencement speaker: TBD
Class of 2016 Senior Address:  TBD

1:30 pm
Post-Commencement Reception

Location:  Dining Center and CUB Ballroom (seating available throughout 1st floor of CUB)
Enjoy light refreshments and celebration with graduates, faculty, family, and

All graduates are expected to attend the Commencement ceremonies. Those who wish to be excused from Commencement should contact the Registrar's Office

If a student does not meet the graduation requirements, he or she will be notified promptly by the Registrar before Commencement Day.