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.

Susquehanna’s 165th Commencement ceremony, celebrating the Class of 2023, is scheduled for Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m.

Please continue to check back for more details as they are announced.


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 2023, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2023, in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

Image of Susquehanna University President Green at Baccalaureate 2022.

Meet Our 2023 Commencement Speaker 

Catherine Pierce, poet laureate of Mississippi, will deliver the keynote address at Susquehanna University’s 165th Commencement on Saturday, May 20.


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Catherine Pierce - environmental portrait with sky and clouds behind. (photo by Megan Bean / © Mississippi State University)



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Affinity Group Ceremonies

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

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Class of 2023, we are so proud of you! 

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