Faculty, Staff & Administrators
Commencement marks an important milestone in the lives of our students. All members of the campus community are invited to celebrate with the graduates and their families.
The presence of the faculty has always been a notable tradition at commencement ceremonies. The centuries-old ritual of the faculty procession in academic attire led by the senior member carrying the University mace convey the continuity of academic tradition from the past to the present.
Invitation to Participate & Process in the Ceremony(ies)
We are looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our graduates at the 2023 Winter Commencement ceremony. All faculty are strongly encouraged to robe and participate!
The Commencement Cmmmittee asks for you to respond to your department secretary no later than November 17, 2023 to indicate your plans to process in regalia. This information will allow us to plan appropriately for the number of seats needed and other accommodations. Each department secretary is helping us to gather an accurate number of attendees for each department.
2023 December commencement ceremony is scheduled to be held on:
Saturday, December 9, 2023
The ceremony will include the conferral of both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
There will be an alternate viewing location at the Winter Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Tickets are not required for anyone to attend at this location.
As a robing member of the faculty processional, you will NOT need a ticket.
A designated faculty robing area is on the second floor of Pucillo Gymnasium. Faculty are recommended to arrive one (1) hour prior to the ceremony.
Additional details will be provided to those who have responded with their intention to process.
If you would like to attend the ceremony, but not process in regalia, you will need a guest ticket to enter the gymnasium. A guest ticket provides access to the general admission seating areas in the bleachers on the lower or upper levels. Information regarding how to reserve a ticket will be posted in ‘Ville Daily.
Deadline to order regalia is Friday, November 17, 2023. Contact the University Store at (717) 871-7610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Doctoral Unit (velvet tam, gold metallic tassel, gown, and hood) $85
- Doctoral Unit (gown, hood, without tam and tassel) $62
- Doctoral: hood only $31
- Doctoral: tam only $29
- Master Unit (cap, gown, hood, tassel) $58
- Bachelor Unit (cap, gown, hood, tassel) $56
Questions and Contacts
Please see the FAQs for additional information.
Office of the Registrar
Application to graduate, degree audit, transcripts and diploma mailing questions.
Master’s and Doctoral Candidate inquiries should be directed to email@example.com or (717) 871-7638.
Office of University Events
Guest Ticket Information
Caps, gowns, honors cords, stoles, class rings, graduation announcements and yard signs.