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Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 7, 2015


Graduating Students Happy Hour
The President’s Home, Pine Lawn

President and Mrs. Jay Lemons invite all graduating students to a Happy Hour reception in celebration of commencement and to welcome graduates as members of the alumni Class of 2015. This first alumni event for the graduating class is the beginning of a lifelong connection to their alma mater, Susquehanna University, a place where they can always come home. Dress is business casual.

Friday, May 8, 2015

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Luncheon for Graduates
Evert Dining Room (Students Only)

This occasion for graduating students, hosted by the Office of the Provost, honors all members of the Class of 2015 and recognizes the winners of departmental, divisional and school awards for academic achievement; Honors Program graduates; and recipients of graduate fellowships and assistantships. The luncheon features a special buffet menu and business formal attire is requested. This is the contract meal of the day for graduates; those choosing not to attend the luncheon will receive a box lunch.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

10–11:30 a.m.

Commencement and Baccalaureate Rehearsal
Weber Chapel Auditorium, Garrett Sports Complex and Fieldhouse

All graduates are expected to attend this practice unless specifically excused by Faculty Marshal Catherine Hastings, Ph.D. Graduates will meet at Weber Chapel Auditorium.

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Selinsgrove Hometown Harvest Farmers Market
Downtown Selinsgrove

Selinsgrove's farmers market features locally home-made or home-grown products including cheese, produce, meats, baked goods, jewelry, clothing, soaps and plants. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

10–11 a.m.

Baccalaureate Service
Weber Chapel Auditorium

Parents, families and guests are invited to attend this festive ecumenical service of praise and thanksgiving. Chaplain, Scott M. Kershner, will officiate. Special music will be provided by the Baccalaureate Choir. 

11 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Commencement Luncheon (Optional)
Evert Dining Room
Degenstein Campus Center

To allow graduates and their guests’ ample time to enjoy the luncheon, we will host two seatings. The first seating will be from 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. and the second seating will be from 12:30–1:45 p.m.

The menu will consist of a buffet of assorted hot and cold entrees, salad station and desserts. Adult tickets are $12.75 each and tickets for children ages 6 through 12 are $7.75. Graduates will receive a complimentary ticket, however, they must pick up their complimentary ticket to reserve their seat.

Please indicate the seating of your choice and the number of adult and child guests who will be attending. Because of the tremendous response for this lunch, we cannot guarantee everyone will be granted their first choice. Seatings will be filled on a first-come basis. All payments and questions may be directed to Michelle Harman at 570-372-4228 or by emailing harman@susqu.edu. Tickets will be available during senior week in the Dining Hall Office and will not be issued until payment is received.

2:30 p.m.

Field House Garrett Sports Complex

There will be ample seating in the air-conditioned field house for families and guests, so tickets will not be required. The ceremony also will be covered on a live, large-screen videocast in the Degenstein Center Theater for guests who would prefer to view it there.

For friends and family members who are not able to attend the ceremony in person, Susquehanna’s commencement will be broadcast live in its entirety via the web on May 10. A link to the video page will be added to the main commencement page at www.susqu.edu/commencement on May 10.

Seating is not reserved and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. To provide equal access to the seating for all guests, we ask that families not use signs, ropes or any other means to reserve seats. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.

4 p.m. (approximate time)

Post-Commencement Reception
Campus Center Terrace
(Rain Location: Evert Dining Room)

7 p.m.

Residence halls close for graduating students.

Susquehanna Univerity Architecture

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