To The Families of the Class of 2017
President Mullen, the faculty, and staff of Allegheny College cordially invite you to attend a weekend steeped in tradition – Commencement 2017 in the 202nd year of the College. In addition to the Baccalaureate ceremony on Friday and the Commencement ceremony on Saturday, many events have been planned for graduates and their families. A schedule and description of Commencement activities and a dinner reservation form are available on this web site. Check back for updates.
The Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Bicentennial Plaza on Bentley Lawn or in the Wise Center Sports Forum, depending on weather conditions. Graduate processional starts at 1:30 p.m. and will arrive at the ceremony location at 1:50 p.m. Tickets are required for admission to the ceremony only if it is held in the Wise Center. Four (4) Commencement tickets will be given directly to your graduating son or daughter. In inclement weather, closed circuit broadcast will be available in Shafer Auditorium to guests not holding tickets. If the ceremony is held at the Bicentennial Plaza, a closed circuit broadcast will be available in nearby Schultz Banquet Hall for those who prefer to sit inside.
A buffet dinner is offered on Friday evening and an All-College Farewell Reception will immediately follow the ceremony on Saturday.
While many of the events do not require reservations, please note that advanced reservations are required for the Friday Evening Dinner . The dinner is NOT mandatory and there will be NO program; seating is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, all reservation requests must be received by the Office of Conference and Events by Friday, April 14. We are sorry, but due to our commitment to suppliers, we cannot accept reservations after that date. We recommend that you coordinate your weekend plans with your graduating son or daughter early enough to accommodate your needs.
If you have any questions about Commencement events, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at 814-332-3101. We look forward to celebrating this memorable occasion with you. Congratulations!