President's Undergraduate Reception

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Undergraduate Reception?

The reception will be held from 8:30pm - 11:30pm on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

When will I receive the invitation?

Invitations will be sent out to families of the graduates in early May.

Where do I get tickets?

Families can reserve three complimentary tickets (includes the undergraduate) using the R.S.V.P card included in the invitation.

What if I would like more than three tickets?

Additional tickets can be purchased for $30 each. A space for this request is included on the R.S.V.P you will receive.  Additional tickets will not be available for purchase during Commencement weekend, so we ask that you plan accordingly.

Do I have to pay for my young children?

Yes, only three complimentary tickets are provided. Each additional ticket will cost $30, regardless of the age of additional guests. 

Will dinner be served?      

No, families should make their own plans for dinner preceding the reception. The reception offers an open bar, hor d'oeuvers, desserts, a DJ, and dancing. Follow the Downtown Scranton Information link for a comprehensive guide to restaurant options located just blocks away from the University, many offering extended hours during Commencement weekend.

Is this a formal event?

No, this event is designed to be an adult reception with a party-like atmosphere. Dress is business casual.

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Additional Resources

General information regarding Commencement can be accessed via the following link: Commencement Information.

Additional questions regarding the Undergraduate Reception should be directed to the Office of Student Formation & Campus Life at (570) 941-7680, or by e-mail at

We look forward to assisting you during this momentous occasion.