May 6, 2023

Celebrating the Class of 2023

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

Some basic information is below. Graduates, please check your email for updates and information. 

Please email the registrar’s office with any questions.

Watch CSU’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 5

Regalia Distribution  |   2 p.m.  |  Recreation Center Activities Room
Please arrive between 2-2:45 p.m.

Commencement Rehearsal  |  3 p.m.  |  Recreation Center
Required for all graduates.

President’s Reception  |  7 p.m.  |  Phelps Student Center
All graduates and families are invited. Reservations are required. See more information below.

Saturday, May 6

Commencement  |  10 a.m.  |  Recreation Center
Doors open at 9 a.m.

5 graduates

Commencement Details


May 5 | Friday | 2 p.m.
Regalia Pick-Up
Recreation Center Activities Room

May 5 | Friday | 3 p.m.
Commencement Rehearsal. Required of all graduates.
Recreation Center

May 5 | Friday | 7 p.m.
President’s Reception for all graduates.
Phelps Student Center

May 6 | Saturday | 10 a.m.
Recreation Center

Commencement is generally 1.52 hours in length.

Tickets & Seating


No tickets are required for Commencement.

Doors Opening

Doors to the Recreation Center will 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 in need. Please contact the Commencement Coordinator if you require special seating by Friday, April 28. 


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


The registrar’s office will order all regalia.

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

Graduation Products

Graduation products are available for purchase at 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 each graduate’s school email.

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. Dress shoes 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

President's Reception

The President’s Reception for all graduates of Clarks Summit University and Baptist Bible Seminary will be held Friday evening, May 5, at 7 p.m. in the Phelps Student Center.

Reservations are required for all graduates and their guests. 

Tickets are complimentary for graduates’ immediate family members.

Additional tickets may be purchased for extended family members and friends at the rate of $3 each.

Please use this form to reserve your tickets by Friday, April 28.

Contact Lynze Mewhort with questions at 


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

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