For Families and Guests

Commencement ceremony on September 26, 2021

New: Read the latest update sent to the Class of 2020 on July 8, 2021. Note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Commencement information is subject to change. The College continues to monitor conditions and may adjust plans as needed. During Commencement/Homecoming Weekend, visitors will be expected to follow campus COVID-19 protocols.

Commencement updates

New Commencement date: September 26, 2021

Commencement Questions?

  • Questions about degree requirements and diplomas may be directed to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Regalia information will be sent in July.
  • Please contact the Bookstore directly for questions about regalia.

Other questions? Contact the Commencement Coordinator: commencement@gettysburg.edu.

Campus services


Bullet Hole Commencement Hours

Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD


Bookstore Commencement Hours

Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD

(Bookstore website)


Commons Café Commencement Hours

Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD


Diploma Information and Grades

Diplomas were mailed to graduates on June 15, 2020. If you have any questions about your degree or diploma, contact the Office of the Registrar.


Information - CUB Desk Commencement Hours

On campus, call x6300
Off campus, call 717-337-6300
Times are approximate and subject to change:

Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD


The John F. Jaeger Center for Athletics, Recreation and Fitness Commencement Hours

Ortenzio Fitness Center
Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD

Bullets Pool
Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD


Musselman Library Commencement Hours

Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD


TBD


Special Collection (Musselman Library) Commencement Hours

Sunday, September 26, 2021: TBD


Transportation

Additional details will be forthcoming.


Tips for the Commencement ceremony

  • Set up a predetermined location to meet your graduate after the ceremony for family photographs, to meet friends, etc.
  • Bring rain gear.
  • Wear sunscreen.
  • Bring binoculars.
  • Wear sensible shoes. High heels may sink into the grass.
  • Wear a hat.
  • Wear layers. It could get hot; it could cool down very quickly.
  • Give yourself a full hour to find a seat and get settled. It's exciting to watch the preparations.
  • The seating for Commencement is on flat ground. Please don’t expect to get great photographs. Three photographers will capture the awarding of your student's diploma from different angles. We encourage you to sit back and enjoy the moment.
  • Most of all, celebrate and enjoy this achievement with your graduate — congratulations!