Saturday, May 18, 2013 begins 11 a.m.
Location: The Dell
- Tickets: are not needed if the ceremony is held in the DELL. Family and friends may sit in the designated seating area (first come first served) or bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit in the shaded areas of the Dell. The only reserved seating in the DELL is for special needs attendees and our graduates. Please note that seating provided by the College is not in a shaded area and receives quite a bit of sun on a nice day.
Rain location: Thompson Gym
- TICKETS: THREE tickets per graduate, available early May - students should pick up tickets at the Office of Registration and Records. Graduates should specify if anyone has special needs. Extra tickets ONLY are available through other students who don't need them. There are NO EXTRA TICKETS.
- Overflow seating is provided in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center with streaming video of the ceremony.
Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m.
At rehearsal, graduating seniors will be provided with their line-up order. Students who cannot make rehearsal are responsible for finding out where to line up on graduation day.
- Commencement is preceded by a complimentary continental breakfast in The Marketplace of Brossman Commons from 7 until 10 a.m. Seniors, their family members and friends are invited.
- The Master's Hooding Ceremony for graduating fifth-year Occupational Therapy majors will take place the morning of commencement, May 18, 2013, at 8:30 in the KᾹV. Family and friends of graduates are invited to join in the celebration. Graduates will receive an invitation to the event and should RSVP with the number of guests in their party to Jean Dietrich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-361-1174. A continental breakfast will follow the ceremony.
- FLOWERS: half-dozen roses with greens and colorful wrapping ($20), a dozen roses with greens and wrapping ($30), or a colorful Hawaiian orchid lei ($35).
- Flowers available 10 a.m. just prior to the beginning of the Commencement ceremony at the top of The Dell. (During severely inclement weather, they will be sold outside Thompson Gymnasium.) Quantities are limited, so plan to get your flowers early. Sorry, no advance orders.
- Boutonnieres on men’s robes are no problem.
- Parking will be at a premium on and near campus. Arrive early for a convenient spot. Campus Security will be directing traffic on campus.
- Those with special needs be dropped off near the ceremony. Please contact Campus Security (717-361-1000) for details and Registration and Records (717-361-1409) for special needs tickets in the event of inclement weather.
- Water stations will be available at the top of The Dell.
- Photos by Island Photography – visit the Island Photography website at http://orders.islandphoto.com/Apps/RegisterGraduates.aspx for information.
- Wear sunscreen!
President of the Interfaith Youth Core
Eboo Patel, president of the Interfaith Youth Core, will serve as commencement speaker and receive an honorary doctorate at the Commencement ceremonies of Elizabethtown College on May 18, 2013. Dr. Patel is a member of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, a former Rhodes Scholar, a member of the Religious Advisory Committee of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Asoka Foundation, and a member of the National Committee of the Aga Khan Foundation. He is the author of Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation (2007) and Sacred Ground: Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America (2012). He was named one of "America's Best Leaders" by U.S. News and World Report in 2009 and named a "Future Policy Leader" by the Kennedy School Review of Harvard University in 2008. He has received honorary degrees from Colgate University, Dominican University, Elmhurst College, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University of Chicago, and Washington and Jefferson College. Visit http://www.ifyc.org for more information about Dr. Patel and the work of Interfaith Youth Core.