Schedule of Events

Friday, May 8

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon Senior Check-In - Long Hall Lobby

Seniors may pick up their caps, gowns, hoods, rain tickets, and keys for the residence hall. The Business Office will be open to receive payments for remaining bills. If you arrive after 12:00 noon, you may pick up your cap and gown, and sign the wooden "15" class numbers at the Registrar's Office in Long Hall until 4:30 p.m. on Friday; and from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. Late arrivals may pick up room keys in the Office of Safety & Security.

12:00 Noon Practice for Commencement - Recreation Center

Seniors are expected to attend this practice, unless excused by Dr. Barbara Buedel, Faculty Marshal.

12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Picnic for Seniors

Senior Picnic will be held on the patio/lawn on south side of Pennington Lounge. All graduating seniors are invited to attend. Rain Location: Pennington Lounge.

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Career Development Center, Wertz Student Center

Staff is available to assist with last-minute career search needs.

1:00 to 4:00 p.m. College Bookstore Open
Graduation flowers will be available for purchase.

4:00 p.m. Baccalaureate - Recreation Center

The service is a celebration in honor of the graduating class. The Lycoming College Choir and Band will provide special music. The service is open to the families and friends of the senior class and the general public. No tickets are necessary.

5:00 p.m. Class of 2015 Reception - Pennington Plaza (rain location Pennington Lounge)
Lycoming College invites the members of the Class of 2015, along with their families and friends, to celebrate graduation with faculty, administration and staff. Refreshments will be served. 

8:00 p.m. Lycoming College Choir Concert

Clarke Chapel. No tickets are necessary, all are welcome to enjoy the concert.

Saturday, May 9

9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Campus Store Open

Graduation flowers are available for purchase.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Brunch

Brunch will be served in the College Dining Room, Wertz Student Center.
Parents and families of graduating seniors, faculty, staff, and administration will be guests of the College.

12:30 p.m. Commencement Line-up for Graduates - Pennington Lounge
If weather is favorable, Commencement will be held on the Quad. Seniors are asked to assemble promptly in Pennington Lounge. In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be held in The Recreation Center.

12:30 p.m. Carillon Concert on the Quad

Rain location: The Recreation Center

1:00 p.m. Lycoming College Concert Band on the Quad

Rain location: The Recreation Center

1:30 p.m. Ceremonial Opening of the Gates and Processional for Commencement

The Oliver Sterling Metzler Gates are opened only once a year for Commencement. The Senior Class will walk through the gates in a processional to the Quad.

3:30 p.m. Post-Commencement Reception on the Quad

Graduates and families are invited to attend a light reception under the tents. Rain Location: Lamade Gymnasium.

3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Senior Check-Out - Rich Hall

Seniors return residence hall keys.