Central Penn College - Commencement


Commencement 2016

May 6 - Harrisburg, PA

Commencement is a time for our students to celebrate all that they have accomplished during their educational career at Central Penn College. Alumni, students, friends, family members, faculty and staff gather together at The Forum in Harrisburg, Pa. to celebrate accomplishments and look toward the bright future. 

Central Penn College utilizes an e-Ticket system to distribute Commencement tickets. Each student participating in Commencement will receive a special link that they can use to download up to six (6) tickets for their guests. Students will be able to instantly download and print tickets for distribution to their invited guests before the Commencement ceremony. Each ticket contains a unique barcode that will allow one guest entry to Commencement. Duplicate tickets will not be accepted, and the guest holding a duplicate ticket will not be admitted.

At the Commencement Fair, students will have the opportunity to pick up their caps and gowns and enjoy some snacks and refreshments. Additional information about the Commencement Fair will be shared as the date draws closer.

The commencement ceremony is symbolic and ceremonial – your participation should not be confused with your actual graduation from Central Penn College. Students do not officially graduate until all degree requirements have been met as defined in the catalog.

Use the handy checklists below to help you prepare for Commencement 2016!

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Information for Students

Student Checklist

Checked To be eligible to participate in Commencement, complete all coursework by the end of the spring term 2016. Students completing internship in summer term 2016 are eligible to participate in the ceremony.
Checked Fill out the Application for Commencement form by clicking here.
Checked Check your email for your special link to request and download your Commencement e-Tickets
Checked Pick up your cap and gown at the Commencement Fair.
Checked If interested, order your class ring or graduation announcements.
Checked Arrive at The Forum by 6 p.m., at the latest.
Checked Upon checking in, receive your tassel, name card and program.
Checked Process into The Forum at 7 p.m.
Checked Walk across the stage and enter the next phase of your life.
Unchecked Receive your diploma in the mail four to six weeks following the completion of your degree requirements.
Unchecked Come back and visit campus for Fall Harvest!

Families & Attendees

Commencement Location

The Forum - Harrisburg
5th and Walnut Streets
Harrisburg, PA 

For door to door directions, please click here. If you plan to use one of the parking garages, please make note of the parking garage hours.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. Due to fire regulations, all attendees, including children, must have their own ticket. Each student participating in Commencement will receive an email alowing them to download and print e-Tickets for Commencement. These tickets must be distributed to guests before the guests arrive at The Forum. Each ticket contains a unique barcode that will allow one guest entry to Commencement. Duplicate tickets will not be accepted, and the guest holding a duplicate ticket will not be admitted. 

Commencement Photography

In order to provide the best opportunity for a quality photograph to document the occasion, a professional photographer will be on stage during the commencement ceremony to take a picture of each graduate with the President of the university as he/she receives the diploma. 

Not only will graduating students have the best possible photograph of their accomplishment, their guests will be able to remain seated without the worry of getting close to the stage to "capture the moment."

Legacy Photographics, Inc. will contact each graduate after the ceremony with information on how to purchase photos. If you have any questions, please contact Legacy at 1-800-447-2550 or 610-279-1791 or visit their website www.legacyphoto.com.

Commencement 2016

May 6, 2016

We invite you to celebrate with Central Penn College's Class of 2016 on May 6 at The Forum in Harrisburg, PA.

Commencement 2015

Commencement 2015

On May 1, 2015, Central Penn College students celebrated their graduation as they turned their potential into career success.