Commencement Weekend


Join us in celebrating 
Mercersburg’s Class of 2022!


Baccalaureate: Friday, May 27
129th Commencement: Saturday, May 28

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Meet the Speakers

Parker Ward


Commencement speaker
Parker Ward ’82​​​

Tom Thorne


Baccalaureate speaker
Tom Thorne P ’06, ’07
Language Department Head



Schedule of Events

Guests of the graduates are invited to attend all events.

May

27

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
Watch Live

7:30 p.m. ET  |  Class of 2022 Family Celebration Dinner

Ford Hall
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.

May

28

8:30 a.m. ET  |  Continental Breakfast

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 in Simon Theatre, Burgin Center
Watch Live

11:30 a.m. ET  |  Grab-and-Go Lunch

Ford Hall



Livestreaming 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.)

Lodging

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.

Photography

 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.



GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENT

This PDF file is easily shared with family and friends via email. It can also be provided to a professional print shop for digital printing. If you print copies at home, be sure to select "actual size" in your printer settings instead of "fit" or "fill page."

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 (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 events@mercersburg.edu.

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


Frequently Asked Questions