University Announces Commencement Schedule
The University of Scranton will celebrate the graduating classes of 2010 with numerous events culminating with commencement ceremonies for masters and doctoral degree candidates on May 29 and for undergraduate students on May 30.
On Friday, May 28, achievement awards for undergraduates will be given during Class Night, which begins at 8 p.m. in the McIlhenny Ballroom of the DeNaples Center.
On Saturday, May 29, at 9:30 a.m., the University will conduct a pinning ceremony for nursing graduates in the Long Center. A reception for families and friends will follow.
At 10:45 a.m., the commencement ceremony for master’s and doctoral degree candidates will take place in the Byron Recreation Complex. Academic awards will be presented to the top students from the College of Graduate and Continuing Education during the ceremony.
Immediately following the ceremony, a reception for master’s and doctoral degree recipients and their guests will be held on the Alumni Memorial Green.
At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, ROTC Army cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony to be held in the Royal Theater of the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. A reception will follow.
At 4 p.m., the Baccalaureate Mass will be held in the Byron Recreation Complex. University of Scranton President Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., will serve as celebrant.
Also on Saturday, at 8:30 p.m., a President’s Reception for graduates and parents will be held in the Byron Recreation Complex. Tickets are required to attend.
On Sunday, May 30, The University of Scranton will confer bachelor’s and associate’s degrees during its noon commencement ceremony at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Carolyn Forché, an award-winning poet, translator, essayist and human rights activist, will serve as the principal speaker.