Commencement

Commencement

Spring 2017 Commencement

May 5, 2017


Commencement Speaker

Lawrence Otis Graham is an attorney and New York Times best-selling author. His 14 books examine politics, race, class, diversity in the workplace, and education in America. Netflix is currently developing a series based on his book, Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class.

Graham’s work has appeared on media sites ranging from the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report to Glamour. In addition, he is a political commentator and has been a guest on Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Today Show, and other television programs.

He taught African-American studies as well as American Government at Fordham University. Graham volunteers with several youth, health, and leadership organizations near his home in Westchester County, N.Y.

Graham is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.


Graduate Cropped

Graduate Cropped

Image: Penn State

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 Friday, Nov 4.

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 Nov. 28 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.


Reception

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

T-Shirts/Flowers

Will be available for purchase at Commencement.

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