2023 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 18, 2023
The 2023 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 18 at Newtown Campus in the gymnasium. Each ceremony will be streamed live for those unable to attend in person.
2 p.m. Ceremony
- Arts & Communication
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
- Social & Behavioral Sciences
6 p.m. Ceremony
- Business + Innovation
- Health Sciences
- Kinesiology & Sport Studies
- Language & Literature
Invitations to sign up to participate in the Commencement Ceremony are sent to eligible student’s Bucks email accounts in early March. Please complete the Commencement Ceremony sign up form by May 1. If you did not receive an email invitation to sign up for the ceremony, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you interested in becoming the Commencement Student Speaker? Share your Bucks experiences - both inside and outside of the classroom - and provide an inspirational message to your fellow graduates and all in attendance!
To learn more about the application process, email Chris Seifert at email@example.com. The deadline to express interest is Monday, March 27.
Commencement Program Information
Although we strive to maintain accuracy in the Commencement program, there may be instances where a candidate's name is not included due to printing deadlines, or when students become eligible to graduate due to a substitution, waiver, transfer credit, or other change in their status after the Commencement program has been printed. Additionally, names of individuals who have not fulfilled graduation requirements may be included. Any graduates and honors listed in the program are subject to change. The official determination of graduation and degree honors for diplomas and transcripts will be made after final grades are reported and confirmed. Therefore, the printed Commencement program should not be used to determine a student's academic degree status.
Graduates who are unable to participate in the Commencement Ceremony, and would like a program, can pick one up in the Enrollment Services Office after May 18 (Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lower Level Linksz Pavilion). Commencement programs are available on a first come first served basis after the ceremony.
Diplomas and Certificates
Graduates are reminded that diplomas and certificates are not handed out at the Commencement Ceremony. Graduates participating in the Commencement Ceremony will receive a diploma cover when they cross the stage, but the actual diploma or certificate is mailed to their home address a few weeks after graduation and degree conferral. Graduates who are unable to attend the Commencement Ceremony, and would like a diploma cover, can pick one up in the Enrollment Services Office after May 18 (Monday – Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Lower Level Linksz Pavilion).
Students with obligations to the College will have the diploma or certificate held until all obligations have been met.