Spring 2023 Commencement at Penn State Schuylkill
along with their families and friends,
are invited to join Penn State Schuylkill for our
Spring 2023 Commencement
to be held in the gymnasium
Saturday, May 6, 2023
at 10 o'clock in the morning
Watch a recording of the livestream here:
Rehearsal will be held at 12:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, in 201 Health & Wellness Building. Graduates are invited to join their peers, faculty, and staff for lunch and treats following the rehearsal.
Important information for graduating students:
Graduate arrival on commencement day
Graduates are expected to arrive for commencement on May 6 by 9:00 a.m. Report directly to Health & Wellness Building, Room 201, to sign in and get lined up for the commencement procession.
Parking and ADA accommodations
On commencement day, you and your guests should park in the student parking lots off University Drive. If you or your guests require accommodations that we are not yet aware of, please contact Therese Hohman at 570-385-6101 as soon as possible.
Professional photography during the ceremony
Professional photographers from GradImages will be taking individual photographs of all students as they process across the stage and receive congratulations from the chancellor. In addition, a posed photograph in front of a solid backdrop will be taken of each graduate with their diploma jacket after they exit the stage.
Finding your graduation photos after the ceremony is easy. Visit GradImages.com to view and purchase custom photo products like prints, plaques, specialty gifts and more. You can also pre-register your contact information using this direct link. Upon completion, you will receive a coupon code for 20% off an order of $50 or more.
If for any reason you cannot find your photos, you can contact GradImages’ customer service department at 800-261-2576 or [email protected].
Bookstore hours on May 6
The campus bookstore will be open from 9:00 a.m. to noon on the day of commencement. You and your guests are invited to stop by to grab refreshments or some Penn State alumni gear! Please note, the last day to order a cap and gown was Friday, April 7.
Academic regalia and other clothing guidelines
Undergraduate academic regalia is a blue gown with wide sleeves and a blue mortarboard cap with a tassel, worn on the right front edge until your degrees are conferred during the ceremony, at which point you will move your tassel to the left. No regalia will be available at the ceremony.
Remember to steam your gown before commencement to remove wrinkles from packaging.
Uniforms of the armed forces are the only apparel other than academic regalia that is officially recognized and permitted.
Due to the formality of this occasion and safety concerns, please wear appropriate footwear. Flip-flops, clogs, very high heels, and loose fitting shoes are not recommended.
It is requested that men wear slacks and a dress shirt with a tie. For women, slacks with a blouse or a dress is appropriate.
The only ornamentation (including pins, cords, ribbons, scarves, stoles, sashes, medallions, etc.) permitted is that which has been provided by the campus to represent Penn State Schuylkill Honors Program participants, national honor society members, and student athletes.
Will I receive my diploma during the commencement ceremony?
Diplomas are not distributed during the commencement ceremony. After all degree requirements are met and reviewed by the academic college and the Registrar’s Office (approximately eight weeks following commencement), diplomas will be mailed to the diploma address (if applicable) or permanent address set in LionPATH. Additional diploma questions may be sent to [email protected]. Penn State also now offers the CeDiploma in addition to the traditional paper diploma that arrives in the mail.
Please email [email protected] with any questions. We look forward to celebrating together!