Additional Commencement Information

Alternate Commencement Location

Large screens. Comfortable chairs.  Lot of Bathrooms.  Food.  Drinks.  Plus air conditioning if it’s hot, heat if it’s cold and a roof if it rains all await those who choose our alternative viewing site for graduation. Rather than sitting on bleachers for hours in the weather waiting for a glimpse of your graduate from afar, why not spend it in the comfort of the Student Memorial Center and see your graduate up close on the big screen? We encourage guests with special needs, small children and anyone who prefers comfortable conditions to watch a live broadcast of the ceremony in the Student Memorial Center Reighard Multipurpose Room and Winter Center. Parking is available adjacent to the building. Tickets are not required for this site.

Parking and Special Needs Seating


Parking for Fall Commencement Ceremony
On commencement day in December, parking is most readily available in the parking garage and lot adjacent to Pucillo Gymnasium. Access to parking for the physically handicapped is by state-issued hang tag or license plate. (limited spaces)

Parking for Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
For Saturday baccalaureate commencement in May, parking is available on a more limited basis. Allow time to find parking, and please consider using more distant lots if you and your guests are able-bodied in order to make parking close to the activities more readily available for those who need it.

Parking for Spring Graduate Commencement Ceremony
For the Graduate Studies commencement ceremony on Friday in May, parking is most readily available in the parking garage and lot adjacent to Pucillo Gymnasium. Access to parking for the physically handicapped is by state-issued hang tag or license plate. (limited spaces)

Special Needs Seating

  • Note:  Millersville does not have any wheelchairs available – please bring your own.
  • Graduates with family members attending the ceremony who require special needs seating (i.e., cannot climb stairs or are in a wheelchair) will have the ability to be seated in an handicap accessible area.
  • Tickets are required for this seating area. One (1) ticket per special needs guest. Companion tickets will not be available due to limited seating. For more information about alternate seating arrangements, please scroll down and click on ALTERNATE SITE VIEWING.
  • Special needs tickets are available for pick up at the SMC Ticket Office for graduate candidates only.


Parents: Congratulate your child for all their hard work! Graduates: show your parents how much you appreciate their support! A wonderful way for you to thank parents or a special professor!

The MU Alumni Association will be selling fresh roses at the entrance of the commencement site. Varied colors are available by the dozen for $30 or half dozen for $20.

Cash or credit card will be accepted. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Engagement at 800-681-1855 or email:

Purchase Photos/DVDs


Congratulations Graduates

GradImages is the official photographer for our commencement ceremony.  Pictures can be ordered online, by phone or by mail. GradImages can be contacted at 800-261-2576 or on the web at

Registering with GradImages online ensures they have accurate mailing and email addresses, and that allows them to deliver your graduation proofs to you in a timely manner.  With the proper information, proofs will be sent to your home via email three to five days after graduation.  You may also provide them with email addresses of up to six friends and family members to share your accomplishment.

Attention Graduates and Parents! Click here to register your email and get $5 off orders of $25 or more!

Order your digital download or DVD from Graduation Nation today

Commencement Video

A professionally produced DVD and digital download of the ceremony will be filmed by Graduation Nation. Observe an unobstructed perspective of the events as professional videographers capture the graduation ceremony from start to finish. Reserve a copy of the DVD and/or the digital download at http:/ or by calling 888-523-3487.

Diploma Frames

Diploma Frame

Your symbol of achievement deserves to be protected and displayed with a custom diploma frame from Diploma Display. This frame allows your diploma to be slipped right in through the back of the frame--no tools or hassles. Each frame features elegant hardwood molding and museum-quality matting, with a hand-embossed Millersville University seal in gold leaf or an official photograph of Biemesderfer Center for a special touch. For more information on orders, call 800-422-4100 or click here to view more frames.