The end of the spring semester is rapidly approaching, and that means graduation for Shippensburg’s seniors.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020, universities nationwide had to provide their graduates with a rewarding ceremony with COVID-19 prevention measures in mind.
The Class of 2022 will be the first class without a mask requirement at graduation since Spring 2020.
Graduate commencement will be held May 6 at 7 p.m. in the Luhrs Performing Arts Center and Undergraduate commencement will be held May 7 at 11 a.m. in the Seth Grove Stadium.
Graduate students should arrive to the Lhurs Center by 6:15 pm, and go to the Shippensburg Rec Center for registration, check-in, and to receive your processional card. Marva Brown, a social worker, and a supervisor with Justice Works Youth Care, will be speaking at the event. She was also an adjunct professor at Harrisburg Area Community College.
The Gates for undergraduate commencement guests will open at 9 a.m. All graduating students should go to the Shippensburg Rec Center before 9:30 a.m. to pick up their name cards. This ceremony will feature guest speaker, Gerard “Gerry” Zack of the class of 1981, who is the chief executive officer of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics & Health Care Compliance Association (SCCE & HCCA).
More information about important times, rules, and regulations can be found under the ‘Undergraduate Commencement’ tab on the Shippensburg events website. In the case of inclement weather, undergraduate commencement will be moved to the Heiges field house and tickets will be required to attend. The college of business and the college of education and human services commencement will be held at 11 a.m. and the college of arts and science ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. according to the SU commencement website.
For in depth information regarding undergraduate inclement weather protocol visit www.ship.edu/events/commencement/ug-commencement-instructions/.
Academic robes are required for all graduates. Students can wear graduation cords, and more than one cord is acceptable, according to the commencement website. Students who qualify can also wear medallions. During the ceremony, students will receive a diploma cover, and diplomas and unofficial transcripts will be mailed about six weeks after graduation.
For a comprehensive list of graduation information and requirements visit www.ship.edu/events/commencement/.
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