We invite you to join us in celebrating the class of 2018!

222nd Commencement
Fri., June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Speaker: The Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Live streaming of the service will be available. Check back during the event to view the celebration.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m.
Graduating Class Awards Brunch (Tickets Required)
Tent Outside Long Hall

12:30-6:00 p.m.
Family Rest Area Available
Knox Room, Long Hall

1:30-2:30 p.m.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Dinner (RSVP Required)
Tent Outside Long Hall

4:45 p.m.
Shuttle Service Begins (Accessible)

  • Shuttles will pick up from the front entrance of the Seminary and transport to ELPC.
  • Shuttles will run continuously until Commencement begins and will resume after the Commencement ceremony ends.

5:00 p.m.
Graduate Individual Pictures (Optional) 

5:15 p.m. Graduates Robe 

6:00 p.m.
Graduate Group Pictures (Encouraged)

  • Group pictures of the graduates will be taken on the outside steps of the Penn Avenue entrance or in the Social Hall if it rains.
  • Please be prompt.
  • You must register for commencement photographs prior to the ceremony.
  • Return to the Chapel after pictures are taken to be in place for the procession.
  • Group photos will be taken promptly in the following order:
    • All Master of Arts Degrees together
    • All Master of Divinity Degrees together
    • All Doctor of Ministry groups together

7:00 p.m.
Procession - 222nd Commencement Ceremony 
Reception immediately following in the Outdoor Sanctuary

8:30-10:00 p.m.
Shuttle Service Resumes from ELPC to PTS