2020 Commencement

Class of 2020 Commencement Celebration

We look forward to welcoming you, and your families, back to campus on June 4, 2022 to mark the occasion of your Commencement, your “senior spring,” and the time that was lost due to the sudden end to your Mercersburg experience. Please register at the button below so we can plan accordingly.

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 4 to 11 p.m.

Location: Mercersburg Academy campus


Schedule of Events

Guests of the graduates are invited to attend all events.

3:30 p.m.

In front of the Edwards Room

4 p.m.

Gathering at the Commencement Platform
Between South Cottage and Keil Hall

4:30 p.m.

Toasts, Cheers, and Tears

5:30 p.m.

Dinner and Photos

7 p.m.

Class Time Capsule
Class of 2020 “Maestro and Caroler” statue

7:30 p.m.

Fourth Dinner, Dessert, Bonfire, and Music
Simon Student Center

7-9 p.m.

Cocktails and Dessert for the Parents
Prentiss Alumni and Parent Center at North Cottage

11 p.m.

Conclusion of Event

A Look Back

Although the Class of 2020 Commencement was not in-person, we hope you will enjoy looking back at your virtual ceremony as a reminder of how this class came together during an impossible time in our history.


Alumni: A group rate has been established at the Hampton Inn Hagerstown. Please use Mercersburg Academy Class of 2020 Celebration as the group name. Deadline to receive the discount is May 6.

Families/Guests: Please see our list of area hotels and accommodations to prepare for your stay.

Parking and Restrooms

Parking will be available along Sycamore Lane, behind Traylor Hall, and in the lots next to 1893 House, the Burgin Center for the Arts, and the Hale Field House. (See a campus map here.) Limited parking will be available on the Quad and next to the Chapel for handicapped parking.

Restrooms will be available in the lobby of the Edwards Room (Keil Hall), Ford Hall, and the Simon Student Center.


We will have a photographer on campus for the Commencement events. All photos will be made available to the Class of 2020 after the event.

Reminders and Notes


Dress for the celebration is casual; dress appropriately for walking and being outside.

Alcohol Policy

As a reminder, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substances are prohibited on campus.

Building Accessibility

The Commencement Celebration will be held mostly outside, weather permitting. If anyone in your family has mobility issues or related concerns, please email events@mercersburg.edu.

If you have any questions about the Commencement Celebration, please contact Jenn Flanagan Bradley ’99 at bradleyj@mercersburg.edu or 717-328-6140.

COVID-19 Information

Attendees for this event will be asked to follow state and local mandates in place for COVID-19 at the time of the event, in addition to school COVID-19 policies for events.