Class of 2012: Undergraduate Commencement







Grad Finale

Monday April 16th 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17th 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

DeNaples Center McIllhenny Ballroom

Caps and gowns, graduation announcements, and more will be available at this one-stop-shop for graduating seniors. Seniors can also purchase Senior Week tickets, learn about their Alumni Society and contribute to the Class of 2012 gift.

For specific information about Graduation Announcements and Academic Attire can be found on the University’s Commencement website.

Senior Week 

Senior Week is a series of events designed by the USPB Senior Programmers to bring the class together one last time in the few days before graduation.  Senior Week begins on Sunday, May 21st with registration. 

Please note: Students will need placement cards to line up for Commencement. Placement cards will be distributed during senior week at registration.


In order for students to receive their diploma at Commencement all debts must be satisfied by noon on Friday, May 25, 2012.  

Students who borrowed under the Federal Stafford Loan programs are required by federal regulation to complete Student Loan Exit Counseling. You can meet this obligation and obtain essential repayment information online using satisfy my exit counseling requirement.

Career Services

Whether your student intends to attend graduate school, is searching for a job or has already been offered a position the staff in Career Services has resources to help them make their transition.


Commencement Weekend Schedule of Events

Helpful information for events during Commencement Weekend:

Bookstore Hours
Saturday 8am-4 pm

Sunday- hours coincide with Commencement and representatives will be available at the Mohegan Sun arena

Baccalaureate Mass
Saturday, May 26 at 4 p.m.
This event is held in the Byron. A capacity crowd is expected. Doors of the Byron open at 3 p.m. and overflow seating will be available in the Long Center lobby where the Mass will be broadcast on television. Doors to the Byron will close at 4 p.m. or once seating is full. Graduating students should line up at 3:15 p.m. in the area between St. Thomas Hall and The Long Center to process into the Byron Center for Mass. Please note: at the conclusion of Mass students will process out of the Byron to the DeNaples Center where they will meet their families.

The President's Reception for Undergraduate Students
Saturday, May 26 at 8:30 p.m.
The Byron Recreation Center
Tickets required. Students can obtain tickets through the Student Affairs Office.

Undergraduate Commencement

Commencement Map, Directions and Parking

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (seating plan)

Please visit the University’s Commencement website for more information on parking at the arena, entering the arena, seating and requests for special assistance.

Commencement Note: Doors to the arena will open at 10:45 a.m. Graduates should report no later than 11 a.m.Traffic may be heavy and it takes about 30 minutes to get to the arena from Scranton, so allow time. The procession will begin at noon and the entire ceremony will last about 3 hours.


Visit the University's Community Relations website for local restaurants where you dine during Commencement Weekend. Please note: some restaurants have adjusted their hours to accommodate graduates and their families.


Graduating students must complete their express checkout and vacate their dorm room by 10 a.m. on Monday, May 28


Commencement Weekend Videos
The Department of Communication is offering videos of various ceremonies. Click here for more information and to order.

Gifts for Your Grad

The University of Scranton Bookstore is here to assist you with gifts for your grad.  We offer one stop shopping for class rings, announcements, caps and gowns and diploma frames. Come to the Bookstore in the DeNaples Center where you can actually see what you are purchasing or visit our web site

Preserve your family’s memories of Commencement Weekend by ordering a video of Class Night, the Baccalaureate Mass or Commencement.


A photographer from GradImages™ will be at your ceremony to take a candid photograph of you at your special moment of recognition. You will receive a free passport-sized digital proof of this photo on an order card within 5-7 days following the ceremony. After the ceremony you may order online at or call 800-261-2576. Prior to the Ceremony: To pre-register your permanent email address, please visit and click on Pre-Event Registration. You may add contact information for up to 6 additional relatives and/or friends.   


Yearbooks will automatically be mailed to home address seniors have on file with the University. Parents wishing to place an ad in the yearbook congratulating their student should email the yearbook office. Additional yearbooks are available for $60 each.

Alumni Society

Learn more about the University of Scranton Alumni Society and resources for recent graduates including job networking, short-term medical insurance and invitations to alumni events.