Commencement Weekend

Join us in celebrating 
Mercersburg’s Class of 2021!

Baccalaureate: Friday, June 4
128th Commencement: Saturday, June 5

Meet the Speakers

Floyd Robinson

Commencement speaker
Floyd Robinson

Tom Rahauser

Baccalaureate speaker
Tom Rahauser ’74, P ’05, ’07, ’12

Schedule of Events

Guests of the graduates are invited to attend all events except for meals.



Commencement Speaker Practice

Irvine Memorial Chapel



Commencement Practice for seniors

Location TBD

3:30 p.m. ET  |  Senior Art Show Opening

4 p.m. ET  |  Senior Music Recital

5 p.m. ET  |  Carillon Recital

Irvine Memorial Chapel

6 p.m. ET  |  Baccalaureate

Prentiss-Zimmerman Quadrangle

7:30 p.m. ET  |  Senior Dinner catered by Meriweather-Godsey

Closed to guests.
Location TBD

8:45 p.m. ET  |  Class of 2021 Group Activity

Location TBD



8:30 a.m. ET  |  Continental Breakfast

Closed to guests.
Ford Hall

9 a.m. ET  |  Carillon Recital

Irvine Memorial Chapel

10 a.m. ET  |  Commencement Exercises

Commencement Platform (between Keil Hall and South Cottage)
Livestream links coming soon

11:30 a.m. ET  |  Lunch to Go

Ford Hall

Live Streaming Available

For anyone unable to attend Commencement or Baccalaureate who wishes to be part of the celebration, we will stream live video and audio of the ceremonies on our home page. (The broadcast will also be archived for future viewing.)


Plan your weekend! See a list of area hotels and accommodations to prepare for your stay for Commencement Weekend. 


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Graduation Announcement

Reminders & 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.

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

We will have a photographer on campus for the Commencement ceremony, and he will be tasked with three things. First, he will get a photo of each student receiving their diploma. Second, he will get a photo of each student standing on the steps of the graduation platform with the diploma. Third, he will take 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.