Common Commencement Questions

Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate
1:00 p.m. – Commencement

Physical Education Center (Reading Campus)

R.S.V.P. (Required whether walking or not):
Log onto MyAlvernia, Click on University Life at the top of the page, select Baccalaureate & Commencement, look to the right side of the page and select “Click Here to submit your RSVP for Graduation”

No additional fee for tickets or attire. All graduating students will be assessed a Graduation fee directly to their student account during their final semester. Account payments can be made online or in person at myAlvernia or Student Billing Office (FH 200/201).

Cap & Gown:
All cap and gown orders will be filled at the Grad Finale Event- all sizes will be available – NO need to PRE-ORDER!

Grad Finale:
This is where you will pick up your cap & gown, tickets, as well as take care of any Alvernia business (i.e. billing/financial aid, etc.)

Dates of Grad Finale:
Reading Campus – Thursday, November 13, 2014 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Schuylkill Campus – Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Philadelphia Campus – Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Each student will receive four (4) tickets. Additional tickets will be distributed after all Grad Finales are completed.

Graduation Survey:
Each student is asked to complete the graduation survey and bring a copy of the verification page to the Grad Finale event.

Link to Graduation Survey:
Follow instructions and when you reach the end, please print out the verification page that shows your name and thanks you for completing the survey. This is the sheet that you will bring to the Grad Finale in order to get your tickets.

Class Rings & Announcements:
Class rings and announcements will be available on-line through the bookstore at, or for purchase at the Grad Finale on Thursday, November 13th.

You are notified by mail when your diploma is available for pick up in the Registrar’s Office. This typically takes about 6-8 weeks after completion of your courses.

Honors status is based on your cumulative grade point average as the end of Mod 3 for undergraduate students only. You are notified of this status and receive your honor cords at Honors Convocation. Please keep in mind that your honor status on your diploma and final transcripts is based on your final cumulative grade point average (after all spring grades are computed).

Inclement Weather:
If there is inclement weather (snow, etc.) on Saturday, December 13, 2014, University officials will decide by 6:30 a.m. whether or not ceremonies are to be held as scheduled. Announcements will be made via the Alvernia website,, the campus switchboard (610)-796-8200 and via e2campus. If the decision is made that weather prohibits, Commencement will be postponed until Monday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Baccalaureate will be canceled. The Commencement Ceremony will begin with the hooding ceremony. Further details will be included in either initial website announcement or a subsequent one.

More Information:
Feel free to contact Tracy Hine at or (610) 796-8211 with your Commencement questions. Thank you.


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