Graduation from Elizabethtown College is celebrated with a ceremony held each year in May. Students who completed ALL graduation requirements in the previous summer (August degree conferral), fall (January degree conferral) or current spring (May degree conferral) are recognized at this ceremony. Visit the Commencement Ceremony website for more information.
Students must complete all degree requirements by the end of the fall semester, prior to January conferral date. Any student enrolled in the winter-term will have their degree conferred in May. Students earning their degree in January will be invited to walk at Commencement in May, provided the student was not previously an early participant.
Students must complete all degree requirements by the end of the spring semester ( or have formal early participation approval), prior to May conferral date.
Seniors enrolled in the traditional college, who are not actually graduating, may petition to indicate their desire to participate in Commencement and for verification of their status as a "member of the class." Students approved for early participation are NOT graduates. Please refer to the online Catalog for a full explanation of the Early Participation policy . Early Participation Applications (in JayWeb) for traditional day students should be submitted to the Office of Registration and Records on or before February 1st every spring.
Students must complete all degree requirements by the end of the summer session, prior to August conferral date. Students earning their degree in August will be invited to walk at Commencement in May following degree conferral, provided the student was not previously an early participant.
Graduation Fair and Commencement Tickets
- Commencement Tickets will be available at the Graduation Fair in the KAV.
- The tickets are only necessary if the ceremony is held indoors due to inclement weather. Tickets are not needed if the ceremony is held outdoors 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.
For students unable to attend the fair , graduation tickets will be available in Registration and Records (Zug 210). Students MUST present their ID to pick up the tickets. Each graduate is entitled to 3 tickets. Ticket holders will be permitted in the Thompson Gym. Overflow seating (no tickets needed) is provided in Leffler Chapel and Performance Center with streaming video of the ceremony.
Students enrolled in our School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) programs should consult with Katharine Daniels , 717-361-3735, for more information about graduation, Visit the Commencement Ceremony website for more information.