Join us in celebrating
Mercersburg's Class of 2023!Baccalaureate: Friday, May 26
130th Commencement: Saturday, May 27
Schedule of Events
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.) The Baccalaureate link is available here, and the Commencement link is available here.
We will have a photographer on campus for the Commencement ceremony, and he will be tasked with getting three moments: a photo of each student receiving their diploma, 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.
Reminders and Notes
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).
As a reminder, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal substances are prohibited on campus.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions about Commencement Weekend, please contact the Office of Student Life at 717-328-6119 or email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I need to get a COVID-19 test before coming to Commencement Weekend?
- What is the off-campus process for Friday evening?
- Which Commencement Weekend events are open to the public?
- Where will Commencement take place?
- Will Baccalaureate and Commencement be available via livestream?
- How will the school be photographing Commencement?
- What happens if there's inclement weather for Commencement?