Schedule of the Day

Philadelphia University Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Schedule of the Day:

By 9:30 a.m. – Graduates must arrive by 9:30 a.m. at loading dock for registration and robing. Academic attire (i.e. cap, gown, and hood) is required for participation. University staff will be on hand to assist students with the proper fitting of the academic hood and other attire issues. 

9:30 a.m. – Gates open for guest seating.

10:15 a.m. – Line up for processional. Students not in line by 10:30 a.m. will be removed from the marching list and their names will not be announced.

There is no Commencement rehearsal. Instructions on how to proceed during the ceremony will be given by the staff the day of Commencement.

10:50 a.m. – Student Processional begins promptly.

11:00 a.m. – Commencement Ceremony begins. The ceremony will last approximately 2.5 hours.

If making dinner reservations after the event, please allow ample time for safe travel. Just like any large event, traffic leaving The Mann will be a bit heavy.