Commencement Countdown 2017

Commencement Countdown 2017

Your big day will be here before you know it! We don’t want you to miss a thing! Below you will find some deadlines and some important items to keep in mind as you are planning for Commencement on Saturday, May 20th:


Ongoing: Please respond to emails.  

Read and respond to emails you receive regarding commencement in a timely manner.  The emails are intended to communicate important information and instructions for the event, so read them thoroughly and respond, when requested.


NOW! Graduation regalia (cap and gown)

The deadline to order is Friday, March 31, but if you miss it, you can still order your regalia through the College Store by contacting Nancy Fink at 717-361-1382 or Beginning April 1, all orders are subject to a late fee of $20.  If you are not planning to attend the ceremony, email Cristie Dry at


April 10:  Ticket information 

Information about the number of tickets available for each graduate will be announced by April 10th.  In order to determine this number, we need to know how many students plan on participating in the ceremony.  This is why we need you to order your regalia or let us know you are not participating. 


May 1:  Special needs information

Communication regarding the accommodations for guests with special needs will be sent out soon.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY and get all of the requested information to Cristie Dry in a timely manner, so that we can prepare for seating at the chapel. 


May 12:  Outstanding transcripts 

All outstanding transcripts regarding any transfer credits must be received by Friday, May 12th.


May 17:  Commencement rehearsal

Don't forget our rehearsal on Wednesday, May 17th at 6:00 p.m.  There is a graduation fair prior to rehearsal starting at 5:00 p.m. Career Services, Financial Aid and the Office of Alumni Relations will be available to answer any questions you have and to provide you with information you are seeking.