Class of 2021 Commencement postponed to May 22–23, 2021

Note: Commencement information is subject to change due to COVID-19. The College is monitoring conditions and will adjust the Commencement schedules as needed due to changing circumstances.

Weekend schedule

Saturday, May 22

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Christ Chapel
Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony 11:00 - 12:00 noon Joseph Theater, Breidenbaugh Hall
Spring Honors Day 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Christ Chapel
Departmental Receptions 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Various campus locations
Baccalaureate Service 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. North side of Pennsylvania Hall, rain or shinel
Senior Class Party 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. College Union Building

Sunday, May 23

Students Arrive for Procession 9:45 a.m. Bream Gym
Commencement Exercises 11 a.m. - approximately 2 p.m. North side of Pennsylvania Hall
Post-Commencement Reception Immediately following Ceremony Dining Center and CUB Ballroom

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

Saturday, May 22, 2021
9 a.m.
Location: Christ Chapel

The following Army ROTC Senior Cadets will receive their commissions as second lieutenants during the ceremony:

Matthew Buck - Shippensburg, PA
Jaime Dougherty - Furlong, PA 
Kurtis Grey - Plymouth, MA
Harrison McCool - Wilton, CT
Ian Murren - Potomac, MD
Jack Oberle - Fair Haven, NJ
Evan Tedesco - Staten Island, NY
Alec Smith - Houston, TX
Albert Wilson - Bensalem, PA
Chandler Wyman - Pownal, ME

A light reception will follow the ceremony in the Weidensall Lobby.

Departmental Receptions

Saturday, May 22, 2021
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Locations: Old Quad (south side of Pennsylvania Hall) and Stine Lake

Departmental Receptions are an excellent opportunity for all graduating seniors, their families, and guests to connect with faculty and staff from their home department(s) over light refreshments. Program/Departmental Banners indicate where each group should congregate. 

Old Quad Department Receptions (a listing will be provided as the date nears)

Stine Lake Department Receptions (a listing will be provided as the date nears)

Indoor locations, in the event of inclement weather, are located in various buildings across campus. Specific venues are communicated to Academic Administrative Assistants at least one week ahead of the event.

All event updates will be posted on the landing page of the College’s website as well as on the Commencement page.  

Senior Class Graduation Party

Saturday, May 22, 2021
8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
CUB - First Floor

The Class of 2021 and their families and guests are invited to this social event. Desserts and beverages will be available, and dress is casual. No tickets are necessary to attend. Standard College alcohol service practices for student events will be in place for all guests. Attendees who wish to consume alcohol must be prepared to show ID with proof of age.