Schedule for Graduate Students

Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. Graduate Commencement
Alumni Field
Philadelphia University • 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144  

Schedule of the Day:  

8:30 a.m. – Graduates must arrive by 8:30 a.m. at The Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation Center for registration and robing. Academic attire (i.e. cap and gown) is required for participation. University staff will be on hand to assist students with the proper fitting of the academic hood and other attire issues.   

8:30 a.m. – Gates open for guest seating.

9:15 a.m. – Line up for processional. Students not in line by 9:30 a.m. will be removed from the marching list and their names will not be announced. There is no Commencement rehearsal.  Instructions on how to proceed during the ceremony will be given by the staff the day of Commencement.

9:45 a.m. – Graduate Processional begins promptly.  

10:00 a.m. – Commencement Ceremony begins. The ceremony will last approximately 1.5 hours.  

If making lunch reservations after the event, please allow ample time for safe travel. Just like any large event, traffic leaving campus will be a bit heavy. Traffic note: Traffic in the area will be heavy due to other local university commencement ceremonies, in addition to the Dad Vale Regatta.  

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of the Provost at 215-951-2705 or send via e-mail to