Countdown to Commencement

Dear Seniors,

Welcome to the Countdown to Commencement! As you move into your final weeks as an Allegheny student, please take note of the following important pieces of information.


Senior Week

Senior Week is May 9-11, and tickets are $25. You must pay upon completion of this form. If you do not pay, your registration is not complete or confirmed. The deadline to register is by 5 pm on Wednesday, May 3. For more information, contact the Office of Student Leadership & Involvement at sli@allegheny.edu or the Class of 2017 at asg@allegheny.edu.

Career Education

If your plans are still coming together, it’s not too late to meet with Kristin Black, Terri Carr, Christina Moreschi or Jim Fitch to begin creating an outline for life after graduation. To set up an appointment, call (814) 332-2381 or stop by Career Education in the Allegheny Gateway.

Commencement Information

Don’t forget to check the official Commencement website, which has the most up-to-date information for the Commencement weekend. For questions about Commencement, contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at (814) 332-3101.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns are available for purchase in the Bookstore. The cost of the set is $40, or caps, gowns and tassels may be purchased separately. Students who are not on campus should call the bookstore to make arrangements.

First Destination Survey

Please complete the First Destination Survey [survey available April 10th through May 21st], a short questionnaire about your next steps after graduation. This information helps the College better understand its graduates and helps to improve its programs. Results from this survey also are reported outside the College, impacting Allegheny’s national reputation. Participation is voluntary, but each student who completes the survey by May 10 will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $50 VISA gift cards, courtesy of Institutional Research. Take the survey here. Your Allegheny student I.D. is your password. Questions? Contact Marian Sherwood, director of Institutional Research, at marian.sherwood@allegheny.edu or (814) 332-2983.

Stay Connected

Gator Connect is the place to stay connected after graduation. Whether you’re looking for a job, searching for fellow Gators, or you want to stay involved with Allegheny, think of Gator Connect as a launchpad to get you started.

Sign in to Gator Connect to:

  • Use the Job & Internship Database
  • View or submit Class Notes
  • Search for fellow Gators
  • Volunteer for Allegheny

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


See you at Commencement, and congratulations!