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Fall 2017 Commencement

Friday, December 15, 2017, 10am, Athletic Building

Commencement Speaker

Pioneering news executive Mary Alice Williams won an Emmy award for her work on NBC Nightly News and played a major role in the development and globalization of CNN.

She served as one of the highest-ranking female executives in American television and currently anchors NJTV News on New Jersey’s public television network.


Will be available for purchase at Commencement.

Students and families will also be able to order Commencement flowers here.


Reception is in the Lares Building. All graduates, guests, faculty and staff are invited.

Commencement Regalia - Cap and Gown

Students participating in the academic procession and ceremony must wear a cap and gown. See regalia policy.

You will order/reserve your graduation outfits online at Jostens.

The weblink order deadline was Wednesday, November 8.

Most of our grads took advantage of the pre-order program! For the rest of you grads we will have plenty of caps and gowns for purchase later this month. Our bulk order will be here on/about December 1 and we will send out an email when they come in.

This bulk order will have limited quantities/size, so please do not delay picking up your outfits as sizes will diminish as the time gets closer to Commencement day. The price is the same as the pre-orders at $42.40 tax incl.

For those that placed their pre-orders on the weblink, we will also notify you when they will be available to purchase. Price is $42.40, payable at Bookstore. The pre-orders come in with your name attached.

Bookstore normal business hours: M-Th 9AM-5PM, Friday 9AM-4PM.

Graduation Fair in the Bookstore

Monday, November 6 through Friday, November 10 during regular business hours*.

At the Fair grads can:

  • take their Graduation Portrait by Warren Keith Photography, cost $59.95 (tax incl.),
  • order their College Ring from Jostens (discounted approx. 20% when ordered during the Grad Fair),
  • purchase diploma frames and enter a raffle to win a Grad Portrait package compliments of the Abington Bookstore.