We are happy to inform our campus community and guests that today’s Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors on the Bicentennial Plaza.

Please note, the AYA Rites of Passage Ceremony will be held indoors in Shafer Auditorium, Campus Center.

The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed below.
The All-Campus Reception will be held on Brooks Walk following the ceremony.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

LIVE: Commencement Class of 2023

President Cole, the faculty, and staff of Allegheny College cordially invite you to an event steeped in tradition – Class of 2023 Commencement.

Commencement At-A-Glance

Date & Time

May 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm


Bicentennial Plaza on Bentley Lawn

If there is a chance of inclement weather in the forecast; the ceremony will be held in the Wise Sports & Fitness Center. Further details will be shared if weather conditions develop that impact the event.

The All-Campus Reception will be held on Brooks Walk or in the Campus Center (rain location) following the ceremony.

Watch Live

The ceremony will be live-streamed for family and friends not able to attend in person. Please return to this website on May 13.

Tickets: this information is subject to change.

Tickets are required if the Commencement ceremony is held indoors. Students walking in Commencement will receive five (5) tickets. The ceremony will be simulcast in Shafer Auditorium for friends and family who do not have a ticket; Shafer provides comfortable seating and big-screen viewing of the ceremony.

Ticket pick-up:
ID’s required; tickets will be issued directly to the graduating student. Students must complete the First Destination Survey prior to picking up their tickets.
Monday, May 8 through Thursday, May 11
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Campus Center Lobby


For directions to campus or information on local accommodations, visit our Visitor’s Center website.


All parking lots will be in use for Commencement.


All available Commencement information can be found on this web page. If you don’t find what you are looking for or have additional questions, please contact Conference and Event Services at 814-332-3101 or

Honorary Degree Recipients

“We are thrilled to honor Dr. Perry and Ms. Fleming for their achievements at this year’s Commencement,” Allegheny President Ron Cole said. “They exemplify the passionate commitment to creative problem solving, civic responsibility, and life-long learning we seek to equip our students with to lead successful and meaningful lives.”

Andre M. Perry ’93

Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a professor of practice of economics at Washington University. He is a nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education.

Kim Tillotson Fleming

Kim Tillotson Fleming is a former Allegheny College trustee and parent, is the Vice-Chair at Baird and previously was the Chairman and CEO of Hefren-Tillotson, a privately held Pittsburgh-based financial planning and investment advisory firm.