Central Penn College Commencement

The annual Commencement Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at 7 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Harrisburg, PA.

Commencement details

Commencement allows students to celebrate their educational accomplishments and reflect on their time at Central Penn. Alumni, students, friends, family members, faculty, and staff gather together to celebrate accomplishments and look toward a bright future. 

At the Commencement Fair, students will have the opportunity to pick up their caps and gowns and enjoy some snacks and refreshments. Additional information about the Commencement Fair will be shared as the date draws closer.

The ceremony is symbolic and ceremonial – your participation should not be confused with your actual graduation from Central Penn College. Watch a live stream of Central Penn’s commencement at

Student Checklist

  • To be eligible to participate in the Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, 5/25/2023 all coursework must be completed by the end of the spring 2023 term. Master of Professional Studies students must be finished with all coursework, including Capstone prior to 5/25/2023 to be eligible to participate.
  • Fill out the Commencement Application on the student portal.
  • Check your email for a link to register for your commencement e-tickets.
  • Pick up your cap and gown at the Commencement Fair on Thursday, 5/11/2023.
  • Arrive at the Scottish Rite Theatre no later than 6:00 pm on 5/25/2023.
  • You will receive your tassel, name card, and a program when you check-in.

Parking Information

There is free parking in front of the building on 3rd Street and in the back of the building on 4th Street. The handicapped entrance is in the back on 4th Street.

Event Photography

A photograph of each graduate receiving their diploma is captured.

Graduating students will have the best possible photograph of their accomplishments and their guests will be able to remain seated. Guests do not need to worry about “capturing the moment.”

Legacy Photographics, Inc. will contact each graduate after the ceremony with information on how to purchase photos. If you have any questions, please contact Legacy at 1-800-447-2550 or 610-279-1791 or visit their website

Commencement Videos

Watch the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Watch the 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

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