Saturday, May 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. – Baccalaureate
2:00 p.m. – Commencement
Baccalaureate: Held on the Reading Campus in the Physical Education Center
Commencement: Held at the Santander Arena (formerly Sovereign Center)
Santander Arena Address:
700 Penn Street
Reading, PA 19601
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 April 22, 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).
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, April 27th – 2nd floor Student Center from 11:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Campus – Monday, May 2nd from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Schuylkill Campus – Tuesday, May 3rd from - 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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 twelve (12) 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 www.alverniashop.com, or for purchase at the Grad Finale on Wednesday, April 27th
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 honors 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 fall grades are computed).
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.
Feel free to contact Tracy Hine at firstname.lastname@example.org or (610) 796-8211 with your Commencement questions. Thank you.