Commencement Countdown 2018

Commencement Countdown 2018

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 19th:  

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 30, 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 3, all orders are subject to a late fee of $20.  If you are not planning to attend the ceremony, email Joy Verner.

Mid-April:  Ticket information 
Information about the number of tickets available for each graduate will be announced in mid-April.  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 seating 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 Stephanie Hughes in a timely manner, so that we can prepare for seating at the chapel. 

May 11: Outstanding transcripts 
All outstanding transcripts regarding any transfer credits must be received by Friday, May 11th.

May 16:  Commencement rehearsal
Don't forget our rehearsal on Wednesday, May 16th at 6:00 p.m.  There is a graduation fair prior to rehearsal starting at 5:00 p.m. in Leffler Chapel lobby. SCPS graduates can check out items from the College Store, connect with Financial Aid, and sign up to become part of the Elizabethtown College alumni network.