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Commencement Weekend

Diplomas at commencement
Mercersburg Academy's Class of 2024 graphic

Celebrate Mercersburg’s Class of 2024 with us!Baccalaureate: Friday, May 24
131st Commencement: Saturday, May 25

Nancy Abudu '92

Commencement Speaker
Nancy Abudu ’92

David Bell

Baccalaureate Speaker
David Bell P ’17, ’18

Georgina Louise Devlin

Schaff Orator
Georgina Louise Devlin

Nathaniel Antonio Pio de Roda Gotera

Schaff Orator
Nathaniel Antonio Pio de Roda Gotera

Crystal Yuen

Crystal Yuen

Andrew Leibowitz

Andrew Leibowitz

Dylan Y. Stiffler

Class Marshal
Dylan Y. Stiffler

Nora Jane Smith

Class Marshal
Nora Jane Smith

Graduation Announcement

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Schedule of Events

Commencement Livestream

Live Streaming

For anyone unable to attend Baccalaureate or Commencement who wishes to be part of the celebration, we will stream live video and audio of the ceremonies. 

Watch Baccalaureate Live

Watch Commencement Live


We will have a photographer on campus for the Commencement ceremony, and she will be tasked with getting two moments: a photo of each student standing on the steps of the graduation platform with the diploma and candid photos of the general experience before, during, and after Commencement. All photos will be uploaded to Vidigami, where parents can select photos and order directly from Vidigami or download and order through another service.

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. Limited spaces will be available on the quad, next to the chapel, and in front of Lenfest Hall for handicapped parking. On Saturday morning, shuttles will loop through campus making pickups from 8:15 to 10 a.m. and dropping off on the quad.

Magnolia Lane, the road behind Main Hall, Swank Hall, South Cottage, and Keil/Rutledge Hall, will be closed for parking Saturday morning. (The road will be open for temporary parking for loading of vehicles prior to 9:30 a.m.)

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

Campus Map

Area Restaurants and Lodging

Reminders and Notes

Senior Dress

Seniors are required to dress in semiformal attire for Baccalaureate and Commencement. The traditional attire is black dresses for Baccalaureate and white dresses for Commencement (though these colors are not required) or blazers and slacks (or suits) with collared shirts and ties (optional, the traditional attire of the home country).

Alcohol Policy

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

Building Accessibility

Commencement Weekend events will be held in a variety of buildings around campus, as well as outdoors. If anyone in your family has mobility issues or related concerns, please contact Mercersburg's events team at

If you have any questions about Commencement Weekend, please contact the Office of Student Life at 717-328-6119 or

Frequently Asked Questions