Wednesday, April 28 – Friday, April 30
The College Store – 211 McCartney Street Commons
Graduation regalia will be available for purchase along with other graduation related items.
Honors Convocation and Departmental Honors
Sunday, May 23 virtual/pre-recorded visible on website
Honors Convocation is an annual celebration of student academic and community achievement where approximately 100+ endowed and department awards are presented to students.
Departmental Honors and honors in interdisciplinary majors are awarded for outstanding performance in writing a senior thesis or in conducting senior research.
Honors Convocation – Dean Tim Cox
Departmental Honors – Donna Heagele
Sunday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. Virtual
Baccalaureate is a non-denominational celebration to honor the College’s graduating senior class. Unlike the larger Commencement exercises, the service offers a quieter, more intimate opportunity to pause and reflect on this rite of passage, hear faculty members, classmates, and others offer advice to the graduating class, and enjoy students’ musical talents. Organized by the College Chaplain, Baccalaureate is designed to be an inspirational, interfaith celebration.
Read more and watch the event.
Contact: Chaplain Alex Hendrickson
Tuesday, May 25, 7:30-9:00 p.m. Virtual; live streamed
A special ceremony dedicated to honoring the graduating Posse Scholars.
Viewing link will be emailed to Class of 2021 Posse members
Contact: Michael Olin, Dean of Advising
Friday, May 28 – By invitation only. No outside guests permitted.
7 p.m. – Reed carpet entrance/interviews
8 p.m. – The PARDees
9 p.m. – Commencement Stole Ceremony
Sunday, May 30, 10:30 a.m.
Families, friends, and members of the Lafayette community are invited to join the 186th Commencement ceremony. Limited seating is available (two ticketed guests per graduate) provided Pennsylvania guidelines continue to support such capacity for outdoor events. The ceremony will take place outdoors rain or shine and will be available via livestream. Accessible seating arrangements can be made through Accessibility Services at 610-330-3513 or Marty Sullivan, by Friday, April 30.
All 2021 graduates and their guests will be required to wear masks inside campus buildings and outdoors if not fully vaccinated. To promote physical distancing during the ceremony, graduates and guests will be appropriately spaced throughout the stadium.
There will be no overflow seating for non-ticketed guests or any indoor seating available.
Class of 2021 Activities
Sunday May 30 – Tuesday June 1
Immediately following commencement, Seniors can expect to enjoy the last few days with their classmates on campus, along with some senior activities planned by L.A.F. that will conclude with a final farewell brunch. A detailed schedule will be released mid-April.
Contact: Melissa Dalrymple