Commencement

Commencement

Spring 2017 Commencement


Lawrence

Lawrence

Image: Penn State

Commencement Speaker

Lawrence Otis Graham is a nationally-known attorney and New York Times bestselling author of 14 books on race, class, education and diversity in America.  His book, "Our Kind of People: Inside America’s Black Upper Class" is in its 30th printing, and is currently being developed into a TV series by Netflix and will begin filming later this summer.


Reception

Reception is in the Lares Bulding. 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.

Graduation Fair in the Bookstore

Monday, April 3 through Friday, April 7 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.

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 is Friday, March 31.

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 April 24 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.