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    Commencement Events Celebrate Class of 2022

    It seems like only yesterday when the class of 2022 banner was first introduced and blessed at the New Student Convocation in 2018. The University of Scranton will celebrate members of its class of 2022 at several commencement events planned for May 20-22.
    May 11, 2022

    The University will host numerous events honoring members of its graduating class of 2022 on Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22.

    Friday evening events include the Donning of the Stole Ceremony in the Moskovitz Theatre, DeNaples 401, beginning at 4 p.m. A reception will follow on the DeNaples Patio. The Panuska College of Professional Studies (PCPS) Outstanding Graduate Awards Ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. in the Kane Forum of Leahy Hall. At 6 p.m., the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Cohort II Graduation Reception will be held in Brennan Hall on the fifth floor.

    Also on Friday evening, undergraduates will be recognized for academic achievement, leadership and service at Class Night, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center.

    On Saturday, May 21, at 8 a.m., the University will conduct a pinning ceremony for nursing graduates in the Byron Recreation Complex. At 12 p.m., the University will hold the Doctor of Physical Therapy Graduation Awards Ceremony in the DeNaples McIlhenny Ballroom (room 407).

    Also at 12 p.m., the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will take place in the Mohegan Sun Arena. Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry, will serve as the commencement speaker. Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick S.C., Congregational Leader for the Sisters of Charity, Halifax, Canada; and Lawrence R. Lynch, former chair of The University of Scranton Board of Trustees and recently retired assurance partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP; will receive honorary degrees from the University at the ceremony.

    At 5 p.m. on Saturday, ROTC Army cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony in the Kane Forum of Leahy Hall.

    The University will hold its Graduate Commencement Ceremony at 5 p.m. in the Mohegan Sun Arena.

    Saturday evening, at 8 p.m., the University will host the President’s Reception for Graduates and Parents in the Byron Recreation Complex. Tickets are required to attend this event.  

    On Sunday, May 22, the University will hold its Baccalaureate Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Byron Recreation Complex. The President’s Picnic will take place on the DeNaples Patio and Dionne Campus Green immediately following the Mass. Guests planning to attend the picnic are asked to RSVP here.

    Guests attending the events at the Mohegan Sun Arena can review their security procedures, which include a clear bag policy and security checkpoints, to assist with alleviating the time required for entry to the commencement ceremonies. Tickets are not required for the undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremonies.

    The University will live video stream several of the commencement events. For additional information about the University’s 2022 commencement events, including live stream of events, visit Also, post on social media using #Royals2022 for a chance to be featured on the University’s commencement page.

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