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Commencement

Commencement exercises will be held Sunday April, 26 in the KOA Arena of the Sport and Fitness Center.

Information for Graduates:

Information for Guests:

We will broadcast Commencement on the Web. Below are the instructions for watching via YouTube

  • Parking & Shuttle buses: On commencement day, there will be free shuttle buses running between the central part of campus and the commencement ceremony, both before and after the ceremony. The first shuttle buses will begin to run at 12:30 pm. We hope that as many graduates as possible will park in lots on the central part of campus and use the shuttle buses. That way, those people who may need to park close to commencement ceremony-- those who are elderly or have a disability -- will have room to do so.
  • Reception following commencement: There will be a brief reception for graduates and their guests in the Tom L. McDowell Fieldhouse immediately following Commencement. Light refreshments of cookies and punch will be available. Please feel free to stay and congratulate our graduates as your schedule permits.
  • Travel & Lodging information
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You need to order your regalia at the Panther Shop by TBD.  You can do this in person, by phone 814-362-7540 or on online at Panther Shop. Please be exact in providing us with the requested information.  Bachelor degree recipients are required to wear a hood along with their cap and gown, as approved by SGA. Associate degree recipients wear the cap and gown only.

When ordering your cap, gown and hood, please note that recipients of the B.A., B.S., or B.S.N. degree wear a black gown; recipients of the A.A. or A.S. degree wear a blue gown.

The cost of the regalia, including 6% PA Sales Tax, is:

Bachelor Complete (w/hood) $65.00
Associate Cap, Gown, Tassel $35.00
Hood Only $30.00
Cap Only $10.00
Tassel Only $6.00

 

This charge is non-refundable and must be paid to The Panther Shop by the end of the day on Wednesday, March 18th. Payment may be made by cash, check, shop dollars, credit card (Master Card/Visa, or Discover).

Orders received  after the deadline will be charged a late fee for rush delivery.

Regalia will be distributed at Graduation Central, held on TBD in the Mukaiyama University room.  If you cannot attend Graduation Central you may pick up your regalia in The Panther Shop between TBD.  

 

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The Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association held its annual Graduate Celebration Reception on TBD, in the Frame-Westerberg Commons. This traditional event is held in honor of the December, April, June and August graduates on the evening prior to commencement.

In honor of the Class of 2019,  the evening begins at TBD, followed by a brief program at TBD.  

The program will include remarks from Pitt-Bradford president;  a faculty speaker, a student speaker to be named after GraduationCentral and a presentation of gifts to the graduates from the alumni association.

We hope you will join us for this special occasion. Graduates are compliments of the PBAA, with guest tickets available at $10 each.  Register and pay online by TBD.

If you have any questions, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at 814-362-5091.  We look forward to celebrating your graduation with you. 

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Graduation Central will be held from TBD in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. 

You are able to:

  • pick up your regalia
  • pick up tickets for family and friends
  • sign up for the PBAA
  • order diploma frames (15% discount for frames ordered at Grad Central)
  • get a photo taken in regalia with the Panther

You will also get important information from Career Services and the Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association.

Plus we provided snacks and door prizes.

The event was brought to you by:

  • Pitt-Bradford Alumni Association
  • The Panther Shop
  • Office of Alumni Relations
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For graduates receiving the A.S. degree in nursing, Our pinning ceremony will be held at TBD in the Bromeley Family Theater in Blaisdell Hall. Photos of the ceremony will be  available on our Facebook page. You may also watch a video of the ceremony on our YouTube channel.

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Rehearsal will be on TBD.

Please make every effort to attend so the ceremony will go more smoothly on Sunday. 

If you are unable to make the rehearsal, please notify the Student Affairs Office in advance at (814) 362-7651.

Commencement line-up will be at TBD.  Please be fully dressed in your regalia.

If you have any questions regarding Commencement or any of its related activities, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Affairs Office at (814) 362-7650 or (814) 362-7651.

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Your family and friends will need a ticket to attend commencement.

As a graduate, you will be given up to four tickets, which you will receive when you pick up your regalia at Graduation Central or the Panther Shop. Requests for extra tickets will be honored as space is determined to be available. 

We are able to offer graduates up to four additional tickets for admission to Blaisdell Hall’s Bromeley Family Theater for a remote broadcast of Commencement on the big screen there. These tickets are good for admission to the theater only. 

If a family member needs special seating arrangements, please let us know when you order your regalia.