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Date(s) - May 12, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Penn Highlands Richland


Commencement for the Twenty-Eighth Graduating Class will be held on Friday, May 12th, 2023 at 6 PM. The ceremony will take place in the Richland Campus Auditorium. Graduates will report to East Hills Main Gymnasium by 5:15pm with gown, cap, and tassel. Guests will be asked to go directly to the Auditorium.

This is a momentous occasion, marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. It is a time for reflection, gratitude, and looking ahead to the future. The dedication of our graduates is unmatched. We hope that this Commencement ceremony will be a joyful and memorable event for you and your loved ones.

Graduates: Full event details are found by visiting our Commencement webpage.

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 5:45pm to gain entrance to the auditorium.

Those who do not have a ticket 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.

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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