Schedule

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Time Details
12:30 – 1:20pm Commencement Rehearsal – Wise Performance Arena – MANDATORY! Graduates, please arrive by 12:30 pm. The Provost and Assoc Provost are going to read your names to make sure they are pronounced correctly. You will receive your seating assignment, line up position and instructions for the Commencement Ceremony.
1:30 – 2:30pm Baccalaureate Rehearsal – Ford Chapel

Friday, May 10, 2024

Time Details
1:30 – 3:00 pm Commencement Concert – Ford Memorial Chapel
A musical treat awaits graduates and guests.  Open to all – tickets are not required.
4:30 – 5:30 pm Baccalaureate – Ford Memorial Chapel
This event opens the first of the official Commencement Weekend ceremonies. Historically a religious service, the Baccalaureate service at Allegheny is a celebration of this milestone in all of our students’ lives and features readings from various faith traditions represented in the class.
6:00 – 8:00pm The AYA Rite of Passage Ceremony – Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre
The AYA Rite of Passage Ceremony is the inclusive graduation event that celebrates the First Generation and historically underrepresented populations of Allegheny College. Graduates will self-elect to participate in this event. This is a ceremony where students will be acknowledged by name and will receive pins to acknowledge their first generation status, their participation in the ceremony and CILC members will receive cords from the IDEAS Center. Dinner will follow in the Doane Hall of Art Gallery.

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time Details
9:00 – 10:00 am Phi Beta Kappa Ceremony – Ford Chapel
10:00 am – 11:00 pm ROTC Commissioning Ceremony – Gladys Mullenix Black Theatre
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Graduate Celebration Reception – Campus Center lobby, and Gator Quad.  All graduates, families, faculty and staff are invited to attend this special celebration for the Class of 2024. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided.
1:15 pm Faculty Line-Up – Wise Center, concourse level
1:30 pm SHARP Graduate Line Up – Wise Center Performance Arena
MANDATORY! Graduates, please arrive by 1:15 pm in cap & gown to get your program and find your assigned seat. Graduates are honored individually. You will line up and process to the Commencement Ceremony site. Please note: The Performance Court will not be staffed once this session concludes. Please be prepared to take all belongings and valuables with you to the ceremony.
1:35 pm Academic Procession
Wise Center – Sports Forum
2:00 – 4:30 pm Commencement Ceremony
Wise Center (tickets required; simulcast in Shafer Auditorium)
The formal graduation ceremony! A formal procession of students and faculty in academic regalia opens this traditional ceremony. A Presidential welcome and presentation of the honorary degree recipients and their remarks precede the conferring of degrees upon degree recipients. Closed circuit viewing will be set up in Raymond P. Shafer Auditorium. 
4:30 – 5:00 pm All-College Departmental Reception
Campus Center
An opportunity for graduates to introduce their family to faculty and staff and to say goodbye to classmates in an informal relaxed atmosphere.