Commencement Events

Saturday, May 30, 2020:

Graduate Commencement

  • Location: Byron Recreation Complex
  • Time: 10:00am for faculty assemble/robe in Long Center Room 157

Baccalaureate Mass

  • Location: Byron Recreation Complex
  • Time: 3:15pm for faculty assemble/robe in Long Center Lobby

Sunday, May 31, 2020:

Undergraduate Commencement

  • Location: Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre
  • Time: 11:00am for faculty assemble/robe; 11:30am line up for processional
    • Enter the Arena through the West Gate.
    • There will be a security screening station to the left that will give priority to Commencement participants.
    • Mohegan Sun Arena prohibits food, bottles, cans, coolers, alcoholic beverages and weapons of any kind being brought inside the Arena. All faculty, staff, guests and graduates will be screened upon entering the Arena. As of January 1, 2019, Mohegan Sun Arena implemented a clear bag policy to bring items into the venue. To assist with alleviating the time required to go through security checkpoints, please utilize the following information:mohegan-sun-requirements.jpg 
      • Take "Stairwell D".
      • Make right off Stairwell D to Meeting Room A/B.
      • You may also use "Elevator E" if needed.
      • Please be prepared for congestion in the hallway outside the robing room as there will be two rows of students lining up for the procession. There will be signs at the entrance to direct you.

At the culmination of Undergraduate Commencement, faculty will have the opportunity to congratulate the graduates by participating in the Faculty "Gauntlet". Please follow the direction of the Royal Ambassadors at all times. Upon exiting your seats, faculty wishing to congratulate students in HONORS Programs/PCPS, please exit to the LEFT of the orchestra. Faculty wishing to congratulate students in KSOM/CAS, please exit to the RIGHT of the orchestra. You will be directed to the exit wings of the Arena. Please do not remain on the Arena floor.

Parking for Undergraduate Commencement

Parking permits are provided to faculty that responded as "attending" Commencement events to the Provost's Office. The permit allows you to park in the VIP area near the West Gate at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Sunday, May 31, 2020.

You will need to be in the left lane when approaching the parking lot. Please display the permit from your rearview mirror. Parking attendants will direct you to the VIP Area.

Academic Attire

Each faculty member is responsible for securing his or her own proper academic attire. On April 16 from 11:00am-7:00pm & April 17 from 11:00am-3:00pm, a representative from Josten's will be available in the DeNaples Center, Room 407, with samples and prices of various styles of regalia for sale.

If you desire to rent your academic attire, please contact Danielle at the Bookstore, DeNaples Center x7454 (ext. 3), before April 1st, to ensure correct degree and school colors.