Join us in celebrating
Mercersburg’s Class of 2022!
Baccalaureate: Friday, May 27
129th Commencement: Saturday, May 28
Meet the Speakers
Parker Ward ’82
Tom Thorne P ’06, ’07
Language Department Head
Schedule of Events
Guests of the graduates are invited to attend all events.
3:15 p.m. ET | Senior Art Show Opening
Cofrin Gallery, Burgin Center for the Arts
4 p.m. ET | Senior Music Recital
Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts
5 p.m. ET | Carillon Recital
Irvine Memorial Chapel
6 p.m. ET | Baccalaureate
Irvine Memorial Chapel
Livestream in Simon Theatre, Burgin Center for the Arts
7:30 p.m. ET | Class of 2022 Family Celebration Dinner
This event is optional for senior families. Please use this link to register.
Please note that only seniors and students who are siblings of seniors will be permitted to go off campus this evening.
8:30 a.m. ET | Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. ET | Carillon Recital
Irvine Memorial Chapel
10 a.m. ET | Commencement Exercises
Commencement Platform (between Keil Hall and South Cottage)
Livestream in Simon Theatre, Burgin Center
11:30 a.m. ET | Grab-and-Go Lunch
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.
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 spaces will be available on the Quad and next to the Chapel for handicapped parking. Shuttles will loop through campus making pickups from 4:30 to 6 p.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.
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.
Reminders & 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 email@example.com.
If you have any questions about Commencement Weekend, please contact the Office of Student Life at 717-328-6119 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
There will be no testing requirement for Commencement Weekend activities.
Masks will be required indoors, unless eating or drinking. Masks are optional outside.
Guests of the graduates are welcome to attend all Commencement Weekend events.
Weather permitting, the seniors will graduate on the Commencement Platform (between Keil Hall and South Cottage).
Yes, both ceremonies will be available via livestream, and recordings will be available after the fact. Mercersburg will provide a livestream for Baccalaureate on Friday, May 27, and Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 28. The links will be added to the Commencement web page closer to the event, and we will send out an email with the links the week of Commencement.
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.
In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony site will be the Hale Field House.