Class of 2022 graduates show off their tassels

Commencement

Congratulations on the anticipated completion of your degree program at Bloomsburg University!

Spring Commencement

Friday, May 13, 2022

Haas Center for the Arts
Tickets Required (open seating at ceremony)

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Redman Stadium (Rain or Shine)
Tickets Required (open seating at ceremony)

  • 10 a.m. – College of Education, College of Liberal Arts Watch On Demand
  • 3 p.m. – Zeigler College of Business, College of Science and Technology Watch on Demand

Gates open 60 minutes prior to the ceremony.

Clear water bottles will be allowed. Clear bag policy in effect.

 

Graduate celebrates with family at spring commencement

Bloomsburg branded photo backdrops will be on lower campus for all ceremonies.

  • Friday in the McCormick Center
  • Sunday near Centennial Hall and the Arts and Administration Building
Clear Bag Policy

 

Graduation Resources

  • It's the responsibility of the graduating student to complete the application for graduation. If a student has a question or concern about eligibility, contact the department/program coordinator as soon as possible. Department approval is necessary in order to be eligible to participate in commencement, have a name printed in the program, and for the degree to be granted. Applications for Graduation are submitted electronically through your MyHusky Account. Please reference the tutorials below on how to complete the online application.
  • Fall/Winter deadline Sept. 1
  • Spring/Summer deadline Feb. 1

 

Undergraduate Application Graduate Application

Four (4) guests per graduate will be permitted. Tickets will be distributed the day of the ceremony during check-in. Additional guests will not be permitted inside the Haas Center or Redman Stadium and tickets are not transferrable among graduates.

Graduate Studies (Doctoral and Master's)
Tables will be set up in the lobby of Bakeless Center. Students should enter Bakeless from the Quad entrance. Be sure to get in line at the correct table since your information will only be at one table. At check-in, you will receive your name card, copies of the commencement program and guest tickets. Guest should proceed to Haas while the graduate completes the check-in process. Families are not permitted inside Bakeless.

Ensure you and your guests have all their personal items needed for the duration of the event. No one is permitted to leave, then re-enter.

Please come dressed in your regalia. Doctoral and Master's graduates must have their hood already on.

  • Graduates and guests MUST arrive and enter Haas TOGETHER. If you are driving separately, please plan to meet.
  • Check-in for Friday evening will start at 5 p.m.
  • All gowns must be zippered completely.

Sunday (Undergraduate Commencement)
Tables will be set up in the parking lot outside of Redman Stadium. Students need to make sure to get in line at the correct table since your information will only be at one table. Tables will be organized by last name. Students and guests should come to check-in together and remain together until they enter Redman Stadium. At check-in, you will receive your name card, copies of the commencement program and guest tickets.

Ensure you and your guests have all their personal items needed for the duration of the event. No one is permitted to leave, then re-enter.

Please come dressed in your regalia.

  • Graduates and guests MUST arrive and enter Redman Stadium TOGETHER. If you are driving separately, please plan to meet.
  • Check-in for Sunday will start 1 hour before the ceremony time. College of Education and College of Liberal Arts check-in will begin at 9 a.m. Zeigler College of Business and College of Science and Technology will begin at 2 p.m.
  • All gowns must be zippered completely.

Haas Center (Friday commencement)
All seating for guests is on a first-come basis. All students will be seated in the front section and will be directed to sit in the appropriate area based on their degree (Doctoral or Master).

Redman Stadium (Sunday commencement)
All seating for guests is on a first-come basis. All students will be seated on the turf field and will be directed to sit in the appropriate area based on their college.

All students participating in commencement must wear academic regalia. If you have a U.S. armed forces issued uniform, that is the only other acceptable attire to be worn in place of academic regalia.

Cap, Gown and Tassels should be ordered through the University Store. Please contact them at 570-389-4175 or visit their website.

Video Tutorials

Parking will be located near Bakeless & McCormick on Friday evening and on upper campus for Sunday events. Handicap spaces will be available and a handicap placard or license plate is necessary. Please follow posted signs.

 

  • If the graduate or supporter is in a wheel chair please email mbuck@bloomu.edu to reserve a wheelchair area as spaces are limited.
  • If the graduate or a supporter needs ASL interpretation please email mbuck@bloomu.edu to reserve seats near the interpreter.
  • Honors for undergraduate commencement are based on the cumulative grade point average for the semester prior to the final semester. Honors for the diploma and final transcript are based on the cumulative grade point average, including the final semester. To receive Ceremonial Distinction baccalaureate students may have the 30 credit hours in progress at the time of distinction. Please refer to PRP 3640 for full policy details.
  • Honors are as follows: Cum Laude, 3.50 to 3.74; Magna Cum Laude, 3.75 to 3.94; and Summa Cum Laude, 3.95 to 4.00.

 

These are handled through the Obiter Yearbook. More details can be found on their website.

Island Photography will be onsite taking photos of each graduate. All graduates will receive copies of the proofs for them to view and order as desired. Pictures are taken at no cost to the student and ordering is optional.

Any questions regarding photos after the event ends should be directed to Island Photography.

Live stream video feed will start 15 minutes before the ceremony begins. Within an hour after each ceremony, it will become available for on demand playback via the same link.

If you received federal loans you must complete exit counseling at studentaid.gov.

Following the commencement ceremony and/or the last day of your graduation term several checks occur before you are officially graduated from the University.

  • Once grades are posted, the Office of the Registrar completes a final review of each graduating student's general education requirements and other degree requirements
  • After this is complete, the Office of the Registrar will confer your degree.
  • If there are concerns with your degree requirements you will be notified.

This process may take up to six weeks to complete. Once conferred, your degree will appear on your unofficial transcript within MyHusky and on your official transcripts.

Graduates may contact Stephanie Bissinger, teacher certification coordinator, for assistance with the online application process. Anticipated processing time for applications on campus is two weeks and six to eight weeks in Harrisburg. For more on certification and required testing:

illustration of Carver Hall

Commencement Contact