Commencement is a very special time at Susquehanna, not only for our students, but also for their families and the entire SU community. It is the culmination of the academic year and the student’s undergraduate experience — a monumental celebration for those who have completed their degree at Susquehanna University.

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Susquehanna’s 166th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the Class of 2024, is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m.

2024 Schedule of Events* 


8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Regalia Distribution, Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms, Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center 


11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  Graduate Awards Luncheon, Evert Dining Room, Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center 

2 to 3:30 p.m.
  Mandatory Rehearsal for Graduates, Weber Chapel Auditorium 

4:30 p.m.
  UMOJA Ceremony & Reception, Stretansky Concert Hall, Cunningham Center for Music & Art 

7:30 p.m.
  Baccalaureate Ceremony, Weber Chapel Auditorium 


9:30–11 a.m. and 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
  Commencement Brunch for Graduates, Families and Guests (optional), Evert Dining Room, Charles B. Degenstein Campus Center 

Graduates and their guests are invited to the Commencement Brunch. To allow everyone ample time to enjoy the brunch, there will be the two seatings: 9:30–11 a.m. or 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Reserve tickets for your preferred seating by contacting Amanda Martin at 570-372-4228 or The cost is $17 for each guest age 12 and over, and $10.55 for children under 12. Graduates attend at no charge and can reserve and pick up their complimentary ticket in the Dining Services Office. 

12 p.m.
  Doors Open for Guests, James W. Garrett Sports Complex, Field House

1 p.m.
  Class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony, James W. Garrett Sports Complex, Field House 

*Schedule of events will continue to be updated as details are finalized. 


During Commencement season, there is so much to celebrate at Susquehanna. One of the ceremonies we look forward to is Baccalaureate, a non-religious service prior to Commencement for graduates, their families and supporters.

Student speakers, readers and musicians from the graduating class reflect on the theme of gratitude in light of their academic journeys. The celebration also includes the singing of Susquehanna’s Alma Mater and musical offerings from the Baccalaureate choir.

Susquehanna’s Baccalaureate ceremony, celebrating the Class of 2024, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2024, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

Image of Susquehanna University student at Baccalaureate 2023.

Meet Our 2024 Commencement Speaker 

Jay Bosanko ’92, Deputy Archivist of the United States, will deliver the keynote address at Susquehanna University’s 166th Commencement on Saturday, May 18.


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Class of 2024 Reminders 


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Group of students at Umoja Stoling Ceremony.

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During Senior Week, Susquehanna celebrates a variety of affinity groups on campus through special ceremonies.

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Image of a 2023 graduate and their four guests after Commencement.

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