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Commencement

Commencement
April 30, 2022

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Clarks Summit University is trusting that Commencement 2022 will see all graduates together again after a year of multiple ceremonies.

Commencement is always a special time, and we are excited to celebrate the accomplishment of our graduates.

Some basic information is below; more detailed information will be available in the coming weeks and months. As we have all learned these past months, details may need to change.

Please email the registrar’s office with any questions.

Commencement Week-end Schedule

Thursday, April 28 BBS Banquet | Phelps Student Center
All BBS graduates and families invited
Friday, April 29 Rehearsal | 3 p.m. | Recreation Center
Required for all graduates
Friday, April 29 President’s Reception | 7 p.m. | Phelps Student Center
All graduates and families invited.
Saturday, April 30 Commencement | 10 a.m. | Recreation Center
5 graduates

Commencement Details

Schedule

April 28 | Thursday

  • Baptist Bible Seminary banquet

April 29 | Friday – 3 p.m.

  • Commencement Rehearsal (Recreation Center). Required of all graduates

April 29 | Friday

  • President’s Reception

April 30 | Saturday – 10 a.m.

  • Commencement
Tickets & Seating

Tickets

No tickets are required for Commencement.

Doors Opening

Doors to the Recreation Center will be open at 9 a.m. There are no reserved seats.

Seating for Young Children

An auxiliary room served by video will be designed for young children. No nursery supervision will be provided, however. Please be courteous of our graduates and their achievement by taking advantage of this room.

Seating for Disabled Individuals

The entrance to the Recreation Center is at ground level. There is an elevator available for anyone with need. Please contact the Commencement Coordinator if you require special seating by Friday, April 22. 

Parking

Security will be on duty to assist with parking needs. Please allow extra time for parking as you plan for arrival.

Live Stream

The commencement ceremony will be live-streamed. The link will be available on this page closer to the event.

The live stream will stay on the CSU Facebook video section. It will also be added to CSU’s YouTube channel the following week.

 

Visiting the Area

Please visit this page for information concerning visiting our campus and local area.

Information for Graduates

Regalia

The registrar’s office will order all regalia.

Regalia will be available for pick-up on Friday, April 29, from 2-2:45 p.m. and 4:30-5 p.m.

Graduation Products

Graduation products can be ordered at www.jostens.com. Search for Clarks Summit University at the top left of the website. Products include personalized announcements and thank you notes. Diploma frames with custom matting and the Clarks Summit University seal are also available for ordering. Custom rings with the university name and seal are offered and can be customized with major and degree. There will be a virtual ring event where rings are discounted. Information will be sent to graduate emails. 

Commencement Dress for Graduates

This is a formal event, so it is expected that graduates dress according. General guidelines would be modest attire.

Ladies are expected to wear a dress or skirt of appropriate length or dressy pants. Please do not wear flip-flops, casual/athletic shoes, or shorts.

Men are expected to wear a dress shirt and pants along with a tie. Dress shoes and socks are appropriate for this kind of an occasion, while a jacket is not required. Please do not wear athletic wear, sneakers, shorts, or jeans.

If you have any questions about dress code, please contact our Dean of Women or Dean of Men, respectively, at OSD@ClarksSummitU.edu.  

Seminary Banquet

The Baptist Bible Seminary banquet will be held Thursday, April 28, in the Phelps Student Center. More details will be emailed to all BBS graduates attending Commencement.

President's Reception

The President’s Reception for all graduates will be held Friday evening, April 30, in the Phelps Student Center. More information will be emailed to all graduates. Tickets will be required.

Questions

For any questions, please email us or call us at 570.585.9263.

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