You chased your passion. Embraced hands-on learning. And forged meaningful connections with a community of like-minded leaders. Together, you will leave campus with a collective vision to create a better tomorrow. This leg of your journey may be coming to a close. But, this is just the beginning. Now it’s time to show the world what you’ve got.

Commencement is the ultimate celebration of the achievements earned by a college graduate. COVID-19 "green" status allows us do this in the best way possible, safely and in-person.

Let’s celebrate

We have a monumental Commencement series planned for August 2020. Ceremonies will honor graduates who earned their degrees in Spring 2020 and Summer 2020.


Aug 07

Spring & Summer Ceremonies Day 1

Nursing & Health Sciences; Sciences, Humanities, & Visual Communications; Accounting; Web & Interactive Media

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Aug 08

Spring & Summer Ceremonies Day 2

Business & Hospitality (most majors); Construction & Design Technologies; Transportation & Natural Resource Technology (most majors)

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Aug 09

Spring & Summer Ceremonies Day 3

Industrial, Computing & Engineering Technologies majors; Forest Technology; Landscape/Horticulture Technology

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Note: Students who completed graduation requirements in the Spring 2020 semester will receive a diploma that indicates May 16 as their graduation date. Students who complete academic requirements during Summer 2020, will receive a diploma with August 8 as their graduation date.

The setting

All graduation ceremonies will take place in the historic Community Arts Center, located in downtown Williamsport.

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Planning for the big day

While tickets will be limited for Summer 2020 Commencement ceremonies to two per graduate, all ceremonies will be live streamed for friends and family to join from a distance. More details coming soon.

Whether you’re coming to see your special someone walk across the stage or you’re a graduate preparing for this momentous occasion, there are a few details to keep in mind.


All guests attending Commencement must present a ticket. Tickets grant general admission to the theatre. Doors open 30 minutes before each ceremony.

Each graduate will receive two tickets during check-in at the Genetti. More details will come to students via email.


If you have questions about the ceremony, please contact the Registrar's Office at 570.327.4772.

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