Ceremonies


Special Interest Events

There are special events throughout the weekend that you are welcome to expect. Some of these events include:

Friday, May 21, 2021:

  • Donning of the Kente Ceremony
    • DeNaples 401
    • 4:00pm-6:30pm
  • DPT Graduation Awards Ceremony
    • Byron Center
    • 7:00pm
    • Each graduate will be provided with 4 tickets for guest attendance. 
  • Class Night (Virtual)
    • 8:00pm premiere
    • Join us as we honor undergraduate members of the Class of 2021 as they are recognized for academic excellence, leadership and service.

Saturday, May 22, 2021:

  • Nurses' Pinning Ceremony
    • Byron Center 
    • 2:00pm
    • Event will be held in-person with graduates being provided a limited number of tickets for guest attendance.

Saturday, May 29, 2021:

  • ROTC Commissioning
    • Byron Center
    • 3:00pm
    • Event will be held in-person; Each graduate will  be provided with 4 tickets for guest attendance. 
  •  * Schedule and timing is subject to change. *

Mohegan Sun Arena Map and Seating Chart

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Graduate Commencement (Tickets required.)

Graduate Commencement is on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The event will begin at 10:00am eastern time. Graduates will proceed directly to their seats and will not gather for a formal procession.

Admission tickets are required for family members and guests of the graduates. Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for friends and family to ensure that the total number in attendance does not exceed capacity allowed. Masks are required for all in attendance. Additional information on this event will be forthcoming. 


Baccalaureate Mass (Virtual)

Baccalaureate Mass will be held virtually on Saturday, May 22, 2021 beginning at 4:30pm eastern time. 

Join us as we gather in prayer, reflection and celebration for the Class of 2021.


Undergraduate Commencement (Tickets required.)

Undergraduate Commencement is on Sunday, May 23, 2021 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).

A Commencement ceremony will be conducted for each college or school at the following times:

9:30am: Panuska College of Professional Studies Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

1:00pm: Kania School of Management Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

4:30pm: College of Arts & Science Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Graduates will proceed directly to their seats and will not gather for a formal procession.

Admission tickets are required for family members and guests of the graduates. Each graduate will receive 4 tickets for friends and family to ensure that the total number in attendance does not exceed capacity allowed. Masks are required for all in attendance. Additional information on this event will be forthcoming.


Future Commencement Dates

For your planning purposes, the following dates are projected for future Commencement Ceremonies:

May 28 - 29, 2022


Photographs and Flowers

Photographs:

  • 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 service@gradimages.com.
  • Since these professional photographs will be available, family members and guests are encouraged to remain in their seats, relax and enjoy the ceremony.

GradImages ™ never have nor never sell or share the address / e-mail information provided to any other vendor.


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