Special Interest Events
There are special events throughout the weekend that you can expect. Some of these events include:
- Class Night
- Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7:30pm - DeNaples Center Ballroom 407
- Nurses' Pinning Ceremony
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 9:00am - Byron Recreation Complex
- Donning of the Stole Ceremony
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 11:30am - Byron Recreation Center with reception to follow in the Long Center Lobby.
- The Donning of the Stole Ceremony seeks to recognize and honor the success of graduating students from underrepresented backgrounds, particularly students of color. The ceremony will feature alumni, staff, and graduating seniors as speakers. Graduates that apply to participate and have been invited to attend, will be bestowed with a stole that can be worn at Commencement as a symbol of their accomplishments, followed by a reception with guests.
- DPT Awards Ceremony
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 12:00pm - DeNaples Center Ballroom 407
- President's Undergraduate Reception
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 8:00pm - 11:00pm Byron Recreation Complex
- Undergraduates who are graduating in the Class of 2023 and their families are invited to join Fr. Joseph Marina, S.J. for a celebration in their honor.
- Once tickets become available in late April, graduating students will be able to reserve three (3) complimentary tickets (including the graduating student) by registering online. Please register only ONE time per family.
- Tickets for additional guests can also be purchased (pricing to be finalized) via the same link as above.
- ROTC Commissioning
- Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 5:30pm - Leahy Hall, Kane Forum
Undergraduate Commencement is on Sunday, May 21, 2023 beginning at 11:00am at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The address for the Arena is 255 Highland Park Boulevard and is located off exit 168 of Interstate 81 (approximately 18 miles south of campus).
At this time, tickets are NOT required for the undergraduate commencement at the Mohegan Sun Area.
Doors open for both graduates and guests at 9:45am.To best view your graduate, please refer to this map of the seating plan at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Graduate Commencement is on Sunday, May 21, 2023 beginning at 4:30pm at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The address for the Arena is 255 Highland Park Boulevard and is located off exit 168 of Interstate 81 (approximately 18 miles south of campus).
At this time, tickets are NOT required for the graduate commencement at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Doors open for both graduates and guests at 3:45pm. To best view your graduate, please refer to this map of the seating plan at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Baccalaureate Mass will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2023 beginning at 4:00pm in the Byron Recreation Complex.
Join us as we gather in prayer, reflection and celebration.
Photographs and Flowers
- A photographer from GradImages™ will be at the Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies to take a photograph of the graduate at their special moment of recognition.
- Prior to your Commencement ceremony, you can pre-register your permanent e-mail address by visiting the GradImages™ website and click on "Pre-Event Registration". You can add contact information for up to 6 additional relatives and/or friends.
- A free passport-sized digital proof of this photo on an order card will be sent within 5-7 days following the ceremony.
- After the ceremony, you may order photographs online or call 1-800-261-2576. Questions may be emailed to email@example.com.
- Since these professional photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats, relax and enjoy the ceremony.
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