• 2016 Commencement - 1


What happens if it rains?
A decision is made by 6:00 a.m. for the Commencement ceremony. Announcements will be made on the Muhlenberg website as well as the emergency phone line: 484-664-6000. Commencement will be held in Memorial Hall, if indoors. If an electrical storm occurs in the middle of the ceremony, graduates will be instructed to move to the Life Sports Center field house where they will receive their diplomas. In the event of rain, closed circuit television viewing will be available in the lobby of Seegers Union, The Red Door Cafe on the lower level, in the classrooms of Moyer Hall, and the Lithgow Science Auditorium in Trumbower Hall.

Where do we robe?
Faculty, staff in Trexler Pavilion; students in Galleria, Baker Center for the Arts; trustees, honorary degree recipients, and hooders in Seegers Union.

Where do we robe if it rains?
Honorary degree recipients, hooders, the platform party and trustees will robe in Seegers Union Room 108, be transported via shuttle to Memorial Hall, and gather in Room 128 for the procession.  Faculty and staff will robe in the wrestling room, and students will robe in 2/3 of the Field House.  When the group processes, it starts in the solar corridor and then processes ONCE around the entire gymnasium.

Where do I find …?


Wood Dining Commons, Seegers Union by advanced reservation only

Roses At the Crime Victims Council Table in Parents Plaza; if it rains, in the lobby in Seegers Union.

Programs  Graduates' programs are placed on their chairs.  Additional programs are available from ushers.

People requiring wheelchairs are instructed to contact one of the following three medical supply companies to arrange for rental, if desired.

Boas Surgical Homecare Equipment
3050 Hamilton Blvd. Suite 220
Allentown, PA  18103 610-432-6736
Mobility Unlimited
515 N. 12th Street
Allentown, PA  18102
  Walter's Pharmacy 
401 N 17th St. #201 Allentown, PA 18104

Handicapped Parking & Seating?
Limited parking is available behind the Haas College Center. A state-issued handicapped tag or license plate is necessary. All seating outdoors is accessible. If inside Memorial Hall, designated area on gym floor. 

I forgot to order a Commencement video.  Can I still get one?

Yes. Send a check for $50.00 to Media Services, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104 before the ceremony date. All DVD orders received after the ceremony will cost $60.00.

Where can I order photos of graduates receiving their degrees?

Island Photography  516-767-1234

What time is…?

Baccalaureate: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 8:30 p.m. (lasts approx. 1 hour)
Commencement: Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:00 a.m.  (lasts approx. 2 hours)

How to place my order for the Buffet Lunch? Order online here.
Graduates, families and guests are welcome to attend an optional luncheon buffet in the Wood Dining Commons in Seegers Union following Commencement. Reservations are necessary and tickets must be purchased in advance.  A link to purchase tickets will be available in February, 2019.

Where is a good place for hotel and restaurant accommodations?

Visit the college’s web site for a list of area hotels and restaurants.

Other Questions?
  Call the Office of Communications at 484-664-3230.