CLASS OF 2020
OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT
FEBRUARY, 2020 -- Commencement Student Speaker Application Due (February 29th). Commencement Speaker Application Process
Seniors must pick up cap and gown at the Senior Sign-Out in Seegers Union Rooms 108-110 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, or Thursday, April 16. The fee is due at time of pickup. The cost is $74.99. The regalia package includes cap, gown, hood, and tassel. Cash, credit, debit or check payments are accepted. Questions--please contact the Berg Bookshop at 484-664-3492. Note: Students (or parents) do NOT need to order a cap and gown! We have reserved one for everyone.
Wednesday, MAY 13, TO Friday, MAY 15, 2020
Senior week activities schedule provided by class officers.
FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020
6:30 p.m. SHABBAT DINNER - Muhlenberg College Hillel
SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2020
11:00 a.m. SENIOR CLASS MEETING - Mandatory for all Seniors! – Memorial Hall
Professor Donna Kish-Goodling (College Marshal), Provost Bruce Anderson and Registrar Deborah Tamte-Horan will review procedures for Baccalaureate and Commencement. Rain tickets for Baccalaureate and Commencement will be distributed at this time. Students unable to attend MUST inform the Registrar’s Office in advance. Please call 484-664-3190.
1:00 p.m. SHABBAT LUNCH - Muhlenberg College Hillel
4:00 p.m. CATHOLIC MASS - Egner Memorial Chapel
8:00 p.m. GRADUATES ASSEMBLE IN THE EMPIE THEATRE, BAKER CENTER FOR THE ARTS, FOR THE BACCALAUREATE PROCESSION
8:15 p.m. PARENTS SHOULD BE SEATED FOR BACCALAUREATE
8:30 p.m. BACCALAUREATE - College Green, front of Haas College Center (rain location Memorial Hall) No tickets are required if Baccalaureate is held outdoors
9:30 p.m.-Midnight SENIOR CLASS FAMILY APPRECIATION RECEPTION - Seegers Union
Following Baccalaureate, graduates, parents, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate the Class of 2020 at a reception hosted by President Harring. Registration is necessary for the Senior Class Appreciation Reception. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number attending (including your student). Questions, contact the Student Activities Office at 484-664-3657.
SUNDAY, MAY 17, 2020
10:00 a.m. COMMENCEMENT - College Green, in front of the Haas College Center (rain location – Memorial Hall). No tickets are required if Commencement is held outdoors.
9:15 a.m. Graduates assemble in the Galleria, Baker Center for the Arts
9:30 a.m. Procession forms
9:50 a.m. Procession moves
10:00 a.m. Commencement exercises begin
IMPORTANT: IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL GRADUATES ATTEND
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. REQUESTS FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES
SHOULD BE MADE TO THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.
PLEASE NOTE: Because of limited on-campus parking, early arrival is recommended.
- In the event of rain, Baccalaureate and Commencement will be held in Memorial Hall.
- Students will assemble in the Field House in the Life Sports Center.
- At the senior meeting on Saturday, May 16, graduates will receive three tickets each for Baccalaureate and Commencement. These tickets will be necessary if either ceremony is held in Memorial Hall. Those without tickets will not have access to any portion of Memorial Hall.
- Due to limited seating in Memorial Hall, closed circuit television viewing of Commencement will be available in the first-floor lobby of Seegers Union, The Red Door Café on the lower level, the classrooms of Moyer Hall, and the Lithgow Science Auditorium in Trumbower Hall. Livestream webcast will also be available on the college website.