Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony

December 10, 2020

2020 Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony

Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Ceremony - details TBD

This special ceremony honors students who have completed degree requirements in August or are expected to complete degree requirements in December. Students and families involved are contacted with details of the ceremony in the fall.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 ceremony will be held virtually. Details will be posted as soon as possible. Following remarks from the Provost and President, the honored students will be individually recognized. The ceremony will last approximately 20 minutes. This is a recognition ceremony and not a graduation, so degrees are not conferred and diplomas are not presented.

Students who are recognized at the Midyear Graduates Recognition ceremony are invited and encouraged to participate in the May Commencement exercises and will receive their diplomas at that time. In January, midyear graduates will receive a copy of their transcript showing a December 31, 2020 graduation date, a final GPA, graduation honors if that is appropriate, and a letter from the Registrar confirming that they have completed all requirements for graduation. That documentation should be sufficient for presentation to potential employers or for admission for further study. Official transcripts will be available upon written request. Please contact the Registrar’s Office directly with any questions regarding degree requirements and diplomas.


The virtual Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony will be captioned.

Please contact Katie Barako, Special Projects Coordinator (kbarako@gettysburg.edu, 717-337-6012) if you wish to receive a translated copy of the script in a language other than English. We cannot ensure that we will be able to provide specific translated copies, but we will do our best to honor requests.


Please direct any questions you have to Katie Barako, Special Projects Coordinator at kbarako@gettysburg.edu, 717-337-6012.

2019 Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony