Common Commencement Questions

Saturday, December 10, 2016
10:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate 
  1:00 p.m. – Commencement

Baccalaureate: Held on the Reading Campus in the Physical Education Center

Commencement: Held on the Reading Campus in the Physical Education Center

R.S.V.P. (Required whether walking or not):
All students must let us know whether or not they will be attending Baccalaureate and Commencement by Friday November 11, 2016. Please log onto myAlvernia → Select “University Life” at the top of the page → Click on the first drop “Baccalaureate/Commencement” (or you just click here and login to myAlvernia) → Click on the box labeled “Click Here to R.S.V.P. for Commencement & Baccalaureate” at the bottom of the page

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, myAlvernia, or in person - Office of Student Accounts (FH 200/201).

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 – Wednesday November 16th - 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Campus – TBD
Schuylkill Campus – TBD

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!

Each student will receive eight (8) tickets. Additional tickets, IF available, will be distributed after all Grad Finales are completed.

Class Rings & Announcements:
Class rings and announcements will be available on-line through the bookstore at, or for purchase at the Grad Finale on Wednesday, November 16th

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 1 for undergraduate students only. 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 fall grades are computed).

Academic Adornments:
Academic Adornment information
Current Approved Academic Adornments

Graduation Survey:

Each graduate will be asked to compete an on-line graduation survey. The information will be emailed to you from the Office of institutional Research, Please complete the survey prior to Grad Finale.

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


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