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Weekend Overview
May 24 & 25 2014


Saturday, May 24
2:00 p.m.                 Mandatory Practice Line-up for all Graduating Seniors
2:30 p.m.                 Doors open to Memorial Chapel—begin seating guests
3:15 p.m.                 Robing for Baccalaureate
4:00 p.m.                Baccalaureate Service (Memorial Chapel)

  • Baccalaureate Speaker:  Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, Eastern PA Conference of The United Methodist Church

Jacob Albright Society (by invitation only)
5:30 p.m.                 Jacob Albright Dinner & Ceremony (Dining Hall)

All Graduates & Parents and Family Members of Graduates
7:30 – 10:00 p.m.   Senior Send-off—this fun evening is open to all members of the Class of 2014, along with their parents and/or spouse or guest.  Join faculty and staff to toast the graduates as they transition to successful, productive, and involved alumni!  Heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and refreshments will be served.  An email invitation will be sent to all members of the Class of 2014 inviting the graduate to register for Senior Send-off.  

Hosted by the Office of Alumni Relations & the Office of Student Affairs (Campus Center)

Sunday, May 25
8:30 a.m.        Gates open to Shirk Stadium—begin seating guests
8:45 a.m.        Robing for Commencement
10:00 a.m.      Commencement Ceremony (Shirk Stadium)
Traditional undergraduate day, DCP, and graduate students

  • Commencement Speaker:  Bob Garfield, Co-host of On the Media, National Public Radio
  • Receiving honorary degrees:
    • Bob Garfield (Commencement Speaker)
    • Bishop Peggy A. Johnson (Baccalaureate Speaker)
    • John H. Broadbent, Jr., Co-founder & CFO, Arrow International (retired)
    • Rolf Schmidt, Co-founder, Sharpoint, Inc. and Chairman, CareWide, Inc.

Lunch/Reception Events on Commencement Day
President’s Luncheon
12:00 p.m.        President’s Private Lunch (Roop Hall) (by invitation only)

ALL Graduates Light Fare Reception (tickets not required)

12:00 p.m.    There will be a Light fare Reception for ALL students (traditional day, DCP, and graduate) and their families in the Campus Center Dining Hall.   This Reception is hosted by the Albright Faculty and signs will be posted for the graduates and their families to gather by traditional day academic disciplines, DCP, and graduate program.  All faculty, administrators, and staff are welcome. 

Note:  6:00 a.m. deadline for decision on moving Commencement from Shirk Stadium to the Bollman Center due to inclement weather.