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What every graduate needs to know about Commencement


Commencement Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 16th from 1PM - 2:30pm in Linganore Hall.


Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 18th at 6:00pm- Athletics Center

Check-in with an Attendent at Linganore Hall. You must be in-line and ready to march by 5:45PM.


Commencement Attire

Pick-up your regalia from the Bookstore beginning May 1st at the Commencement Fair

To remove wrinkles from your gown, hang it as soon as you get it home. Do not iron your gown, steam it if necessary.

Wear business casual attire under your gown

Members of PTK can wear their stoles at Commencement over their regalia

Veterans/Reservists/National Guard and Active Military Duty graduates should request the Military cord from Veteran's services (A-109)

A professional photographer will take a photo of you as you receive your diploma


Guests at the Commencement Ceremony

The Athletics Center opens for guests at 5:15pm

Bags will be subject to inspection before entering the Athletics Center

General Seating is on the Wooden Bleachers in the Gymnasium

Tickets are required for entry into the Athletic Center, even for Children

Strollers are not permitted in the gym and must be left in the designated area located inside the Athletics Center

Extra tickets are not available at the door

Please be aware that there will be heavy traffic on Opossumtown Pike and that the Athletics Center will quickly reach seating Capacity. There will be NO admittance after seating capacity has been reached.

Overflow seating is available in the Visual & Performing Arts Center (Building F) and is most comfortable for older guests or those with special accommodation needs.


Still have questions?

See you at the Commencement Fair on May 1st!