FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 and The Red Door Cafe (lower level) of Seegers Union, in the classrooms on the first floor of Moyer Hall and in the Lithgow Science Auditorium in Trumbower Hall.
A free livestream of Baccalaureate and Commencement will begin approximately 20 minutes before each ceremony. The stream can be viewed at: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/muhlenbergcollege/
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
515 N. 12th Street
Allentown, PA 18102
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.
How can I view/purchase a video of the Commencement Ceremony?
Videos may be downloaded from the following links:
- Muhlenberg Commencement 2019 - Highlight Video
- Muhlenberg Commencement 2019 - Speeches
- Muhlenberg Commencement 2019 - Awarding of Degrees
USB drives with a copy of the Commencement video are also available for purchase. Send a check for $15.00 with the USB Order Form to Media Services, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104, by May 17, 2020. All orders received after May 17 will cost $20.00.
Where can I order photos of graduates receiving their degrees?
Island Photography 516-767-1234
What time is…?
Baccalaureate: Saturday, May 16, 2020, 8:30 p.m. (lasts approx. 1 hour)
Commencement: Sunday, May 17, 2020 10:00 a.m. (lasts approx. 2 hours)
How to place my order for the Buffet Luncheon? 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. Purchase your tickets by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 10, 2020, to take advantage of the discounted rate of $13.99 for adults and $6.99 for children ages 5-12. Tickets purchased after 5:00 pm on April 10, 2020 - May 13, 2020 will be available for $14.99 for adults and $7.99 for children ages 5-12. Children under 5 eat free.
Reservations are necessary and tickets must be purchased in advance.
If you have any questions, please contact Dining Services at 484-664-3488.
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.