Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement 2022

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Arcadia University Class of 2022 — the big day is fast approaching! Arcadia's Commencement ceremonies for master's and doctoral degree candidates are scheduled for Thursday, May 19, and baccalaureate candidates are scheduled for Friday, May 20 all ceremonies will be held on Haber Green. We are excited to celebrate your degree completion with you and your families. Several communications will be sent to you throughout the spring semester with important information, so be sure to check your Arcadia email frequently and visit this page for updates.
  • Thursday, May 19
    • 10 a.m. Doctoral Ceremony
    • 5 p.m. Masters Ceremony
    • In the event of inclement weather, each ceremony will be moved indoors at their intended times.
    • For those unable to attend the ceremonies on Thursday, may join us via live stream.  Click on this live stream link which will become live 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony.  
    • Graduates should report to the robing room (Commons 2nd floor) 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.  Don't be late, your ceremony will begin at the intended time.
  • Friday, May 20 
    • 10 a.m. Baccalaureate Ceremony
    • In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be moved indoors and split into two ceremonies, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    • For those unable to attend the ceremony on Friday, may join us via live stream.  Click on this live stream link which will become live 15 minutes prior to the start of each ceremony. 
    • Graduates should report to the robing room (Commons 2nd floor) 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.  Don't be late, your ceremony will begin at the intended time.


Class of 2022 Spotlights

"One of my most enjoyable moments was being back on campus after being off for two years. I reconnected with people in-person, had greater appreciation for sitting in class, and participated more so than I ever did before.”

Dean Cahill

After Arcadia, Emily plans to work as Executive Assistant to Development and Stewardship at the Coastal Community Foundation of S.C. She also plans to volunteer with local education-oriented organizations in Charleston and assist with the Independent Black Lives Matter Chapter of Charleston. 

Emily Wingfield

Important Information

Complete and Share Your Graduate Slide

Completing your graduate slide is a great way to honor someone who played a central role in your success, share an inspirational quote, and make your achievements even more special. Instructions can be found here; please complete your slide by May 10. A non-regalia photo is requested!

Important Deadline Dates 


Please RSVP if you will be attending your ceremony and secure your tickets here.

May 4-18

Graduates can pick up their regalia and international sash at the campus bookstore during regular business hours.  For graduates who opted for their regalia to be shipped to their home, cap and gown are expected to be delivered the week of commencement.

May 10

Graduate Slide is due.  Instructions can be found here.

May 12

May 15

May 16  

Lavender Ceremony at 6pm in Grey Towers Castle.  Please RSVP here.

May 17

ALANA Ceremony.  Please read more and RSVP here for the Alana Ceremony!

May 19

Senior Farewell: Undergraduates enjoy an evening of celebration on campus before the big day!

Ticketing Information

Each graduate is allowed eight (8) guest tickets if the ceremony is held outdoors on Haber Green. If inclement weather moves the ceremony into Kuch Alumni Gymnasium, each graduate will be allowed six (6) guest tickets. Tickets will be emailed to your Arcadia email one week prior to your ceremony.

Your Diploma

Arcadia University Diplomas are available to each graduate after the Commencement ceremonies for the Beaver College of Undergraduate Studies and all graduate colleges and schools 

Official Arcadia frames can be found in the University Bookstore and online

For questions or concerns regarding diplomas, please contact the Office of the Registrar



How to Apply Academic Regalia

Regalia consists of a gown, hood, cap, and 2022 tassel. Graduates will order and pick up their regalia at Senior Knight on May 4, 2022. More information on ordering regalia will be sent to baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree candidates via email. Please contact Commencement@theacademy-ibt.com if you have any concerns or questions.


Walk of Pride Pavers

Order your brick for the Alumni Walk of Pride engraved with the graduate’s name to commemorate the time at Arcadia. All bricks ordered between now and May 31 will be installed over the summer. 


Join the Email list to receive commencement updates

Parents, guardians, and family members interested in receiving Commencement information can be added to our Commencement distribution lists. Please submit parent and family contact information through this form
Class of 2022, we are excited to celebrate your achievements alongside you and your families. If you have any questions in the interim, contact commencement@theacademy-ibt.com


Frequently Asked Questions


Where will I able to park for Commencement? 

Parking will be available around campus as well on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additional parking will be available at Cheltenham High School and Bishop-McDevitt High School with shuttles providing transportation to and from campus. Public safety will be operating golf carts on-site to provide guests in need of assistance getting to and from Haber Green.

What happens in the event of inclement weather?

In the event of inclement weather, all ceremonies will be moved into Kuch Gymnasium. All graduates will be allocated six (6) tickets for their respective ceremony. Master's and Doctoral Commencement ceremonies will begin at their regularly scheduled time on Thursday, and the Undergraduate ceremony will split into two ceremonies on Friday, with one ceremony at 10 a.m. and the second beginning at 2 p.m.