Commencement Schedule: Saturday, May 18, 2024

Processional line up for graduates

10:15 a.m., Sawyer Gymnasium, Sollenberger Sports Center

Marching instructions for graduates:  All graduates will march in a processional from Sawyer Gymnasium to the Commencement Ceremony in the adjoining Eisenhower Campus Center, Brubaker Auditorium. Graduates must report by 10:15 a.m. to receive instructions and a number for their place in line. (Graduates do not have a ceremony rehearsal.)  Plan to wear your cap and gown, and bring your hood, as hooding will officially take place during the Ceremony. All graduates must be in marching order no later than 10:30 a.m.


Commencement ceremony

11 a.m., Brubaker Auditorium, Eisenhower Campus Center

Doors open to Brubaker Auditorium at 10:15 a.m. All guests must have a ticket for entry into the Commencement Ceremony.

Ticket Information

Messiah University will livestream the commencement ceremony

Watch the live stream of the Graduate Commencement Ceremony


Reception for graduates and guests

12:15 p.m., Hitchcock Arena, Sollenberger Sports Center

Immediately following the ceremony, the University will host an hors d'oeuvres reception for graduates and their guests in the Hitchcock Arena. This complimentary reception is open to graduates and their guests; no tickets are required.

Reception Menu

  • Vegetable Crudite
  • Fresh sliced fruit
  • BBQ Meatballs
  • Antipasto Skewers
  • Artichoke & Spinach Dip with Pita Chips
  • Commencement Cupcakes
  • Bottled water and assorted beverages