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May 10, 2024    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Penn Highlands Richland
101 Community College Way, Johnstown, PA, 15904

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Commencement for the Twenty-Ninth Graduating Class will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2024 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

Graduates will pick up their caps and gowns for Commencement at their respective Graduation Fair to be held at each Center Location:

  • Monday, April 8 – Somerset and Ebensburg, 9am to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday, April 9 – Blair, 9am to 4:45pm
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Richland, 9am to 4:45pm
  • Thursday, April 11 – Richland, 9am to 4:45pm

If you are unable to attend a Graduation Fair may pick up their regalia at the Student Engagement Awards on Thursday, April 25.

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

*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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