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Commencement 2024

Elizabethtown College celebrated its 121st Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10 a.m. Both traditional and School of Graduate and Professional Studies candidates for degree conferral were recognized at this ceremony.

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2024 Commencement Speaker

Brianna Wiest '13

International Best-Selling Author

Brianna Wiest ’13, a bestselling author and Elizabethtown College alumna, will be the 2024 Commencement speaker. As a student, Wiest was the Etownian’s editor-in-chief and graduated in three years with a degree in English Professional Writing and a minor in Gender Studies.

Her journey in writing began over a decade ago, leading to several bestsellers, including "101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think" and "The Mountain Is You". Her works, translated into 30+ languages and selling over a million copies worldwide, focus on empowerment, self-reflection, and healing. Her latest book, "The Pivot Year", has gained international acclaim.

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“I am beyond honored to have been invited to share in this incredible moment for the Elizabethtown College graduates of 2024.”

-Brianna Wiest '13

Frequently Asked Questions

Post-Commencement FAQ

Diplomas will be mailed out within one week after grades have been finalized.

Professional photographs of each graduate receiving their degree will be available for purchase in the weeks following the ceremony. If you have not received a proof within two weeks following the Commencement Ceremony, please contact .

A listing of Latin Honors can be found on the Latin Honors Commencement webpage.

Commencement 2024 Recap

Elizabethtown College held its 121st Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 10 a.m. in the Dell, which served as a remarkable celebration of the accomplishments of both traditional students and School of Graduate and Professional Studies students. Check out some of the highlights from our 2024 Commencement below!

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