Don't Forget to RSVP Yes or No for Commencement!

Message sent on August 6, 2021

Erin Eline Aumen, Commencement Coordinator and Associate Director, Constituent Relations, encourages the Class of 2020 to either register to attend the Commencement ceremony or to register as not attending the Commencement ceremony and to order Regalia for the ceremony if they plan to attend.

Dear 2020 Graduates,

The August 8 deadline to register for Commencement and order regalia is fast approaching!

On July 14, we shared the information below with you via email. Kindly take a moment to let us know of your intentions to participate in your Commencement ceremony on September 26 by clicking on the appropriate button below by Sunday, August 8.

In preparation for your big day, please read carefully the following important information.

Even if you do not plan to return to Gettysburg College on September 26 for the Commencement ceremony, please read below, as there is important information that relates to you.

Thank you for completing the requested tasks!

General Commencement Information

  • Commencement will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 26, on Beachem Portico on the north side of Pennsylvania Hall.
  • If you plan to attend, we need you to register below.
  • If you do not plan to attend, please click the “not attending” link below.
  • Graduates should plan to arrive at the line-up location (TBD) on campus by 9:45 a.m. Additional information is forthcoming.
  • Only you need to register to attend. Guests do not need to pre-register and may arrive at the Commencement site for seating beginning at 9:00 a.m.
  • All graduates and guests will be subject to any campus COVID-19 policies and protocols in place at the time of the ceremony. This information is updated regularly on the College website.

Information for Graduates Not Attending Commencement

We know that many of you have begun the next step in your journey and may be unable to attend the ceremony. While we are deeply sorry that you are not able to join us, we kindly ask that you share this information with us by clicking the link below. We hope you will visit soon!

Not Attending Commencement

Note: The ceremony will also be livestreamed for graduates and guests who are unable to attend.

Registration for Graduates

For those planning to take part in the ceremony, please click the link below to help us plan for your participation.

Attending Commencement

Additionally, you will be receiving an email from NameCoach that will give you the opportunity to share how you would like to have your name read during the ceremony. Please keep an eye out for this email, which will come from

Regalia Ordering

Place your order by using the College Bookstore website or going directly to this order form. All graduates participating in the ceremony are asked to bring any Latin or departmental honor cords that were mailed last summer to wear with their regalia.

Regalia Ordering

Class Party and Homecoming Weekend

The ceremony is taking place during Homecoming Weekend so that fellow Gettysburgians can share in this special moment with you. Many exciting events are happening throughout the weekend. Please find the full weekend schedule here. Additionally, there will be a Class of 2020 party in The Attic on Saturday, September 25, at 7:30 p.m., free of charge and hosted by College Life.

For those of you attending, please watch for future emails and monitor the Commencement website for updates. We are greatly looking forward to seeing you and your families back on campus this fall!

Kind regards,

Erin Eline Aumen
Commencement Coordinator and Associate Director, Constituent Relations