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Date(s) - May 12, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Penn Highlands Richland


Commencement for the 27th Graduating Class will be held on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 7 PM.

The ceremony will take place in the Richland Campus Auditorium. Graduates will report to East Hills Main Gymnasium by 6:15pm with gown, cap, and tassel. Guests will be asked to go directly to the Auditorium.

Graduates: name cards that will be handed to the Vice President during the ceremony will be distributed as you enter the gym, and your name will be on the chairs in alphabetical order according to your degree. Please know what degree (AA, AAS, AS, Diploma, and Certificate) you are receiving.

Guest Information

Tickets will be distributed in early May after we confirm how many graduates are walking. They will have your names on them. If you need handicap tickets, please contact Student Activities.

Guests should arrive no later than 6:45pm to gain entrance to the auditorium.

For those who do not have a ticket, they will still be able to spend the evening with you on campus. They will be directed to the live-streaming areas on campus. This is also a great location for children to watch.

Viewing The Ceremony

Commencement will be live-streamed on the College’s YouTube channel. Any device with internet access and/or a data plan will be able to watch live.

Graduation Fair

Pick up your cap and gown on Wednesday, April 12th (in conjunction with the Job, Internship, and Transfer Fair) from 10:30am-2pm in the East Hills Gymnasium at our Richland Campus OR Thursday, April 13th in the Main Hallway in the Richland Campus between 9:30am-2pm or 4pm-6:45pm.

Your cap and gown will be processed by the height and weight indicated on your graduation application.

Guest tickets will be determined by the number of graduates walking and will be distributed in early May.

Blair, Ebensburg, Huntingdon, and Somerset Graduates:

We personally invite you to attend the Job, Internship, and Transfer Fair at the Richland Campus but understand if you cannot. We will forward your cap and gown to your College location the week of April 10th.

*Please note: A special graduation rehearsal meeting will not be held, as we know you all have complicated schedules. We are sensitive to your busy lives.

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