LVC Class of 2023 graduates


Class of 2024 Commencement Weekend
Friday, May 10, 2024
  • 4 p.m.—Doctor of Physical Therapy Hooding, Miller Chapel
  • 6:30 p.m.—Baccalaureate, Miller Chapel
  • 7:30 p.m.—Graduate & Family Reception [for undergraduate students only], Social Quad (rain location TBA)

Saturday, May 11, 2024

  • 10 a.m.—Undergraduate Ceremony, Sorrentino Gymnasium (doors open 9 a.m.)
  • 2 p.m.—Graduate Ceremony, Sorrentino Gymnasium (doors open 1 p.m.)

All graduates who are walking in Commencement are required to wear a cap, gown, and hood for their discipline. Both undergraduate and graduate students should order their regalia online before March 13 (for pick-up in the College Bookstore) or April 5 (for regalia packages to be shipped directly home; additional shipping fees will apply). Students graduating with two degrees should select the degree with which they will be processing during the ceremony. (If you are unsure of your primary degree, please contact the Registrar’s Office.) View the policy on ornamentation of regalia in the FAQs section below.

In-store pickup will begin on Monday, April 22, 2024. Contact Renee Miller with any questions or concerns regarding regalia.


Undergraduate students earning their bachelor’s degrees will celebrate their commencement on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Graduate students completing their master’s and/or doctoral programs will be awarded their degrees on Saturday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. 

Undergraduate students will each be allotted four tickets for guest admission into Sorrentino Gymnasium. Additional overflow seating for non-ticketed guests will be available in the Arnold Arena. The ceremony for undergraduates will be broadcast onto a screen for guests in the overflow seating area.

Graduate students may bring up to 8 guests; admission to Sorrentino Gymnasium will be first-come, first-served. Additional overflow seating will be available in the Arnold Arena. The ceremony for graduate students will be broadcast onto a screen for guests in the overflow seating area.

Yes. Graduates who are attending the ceremony may share unused guest tickets with another graduate who has been assigned to the same ceremony. This does not need to be reported to the College as safety guidelines and procedures are based on the overall number of attendees.

No. The ceremony will not be live-streamed for those who can’t attend in-person. A video recording of the full ceremony and a highlight reel video will be available for viewing online several days after the event.

Diplomas will be mailed home to Lebanon Valley College graduates following the final calculations of all grades for May graduates—approximately six weeks following graduation. The College reserves the right to hold any diplomas or transcripts for students who may have remaining balances on their student account. Please contact the Business Office ( for further information.

The wearing of cords, sashes, and other ornamentation during the Commencement ceremony is reserved for the following:

  • Honor cords or pins may be worn by honor society inductees or members of approved student organizations receiving academic recognition. Cords and/or pins are awarded through the appropriate honor society. More information about the College’s honor societies may be found in the College Catalog or by contacting the appropriate department.
  • Multi-identity stoles, such as the Kente cloth, Serape, and Lavender stoles, are worn to honor the history and contributions of individuals from social identity groups; stoles from the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging as part of a recognition Ceremony held prior to Commencement.
  • Student government stoles may be worn by student government leaders and are provided by Student Affairs.
  • Flag patches may be worn to recognize the countries in which students studied abroad during their time at LVC. They can be obtained through the Director of Global Education.
  • Military cords may be worn by Veterans and Active Duty servicemembers and Reservists of the US Armed Forces. Cords are provided by the Financial Aid Office upon request.