A message from President John E. Jones III '77, P'11:
Commencement is a very special time on campus—the culmination of the academic year and the undergraduate experience, and an important event in the lives of our students, their families and the college. As an alumnus, I cherish Dickinson traditions and was fortunate to deliver the Commencement address in 2006 and watch with pride as my son walked down the old stone steps in 2011.
We are excited to celebrate the outstanding achievements of the class of 2022 and to reflect upon the ways Dickinson’s revolutionary education has transformed each class member as a student and as a citizen of the world.
Please remember that Dickinson has made a lifelong commitment to each of our graduates. I hope the class of 2022 will be active in the worldwide Dickinson community, and I look forward to engaging with our newest young alumni.
On behalf of the entire Dickinson community, let me be the first to welcome you to our celebration of the class of 2022.
John E. Jones III ’77, P’11
2022 COMMENCEMENT WEEKEND SCHEDULE
The preliminary Commencement Weekend schedule is below.
Members of the class of 2021, who were unable to attend in May 2021, and members of the class of 2020, who were unable to attend their ceremony in September 2021, are formally invited to participate in the May 2022 Commencement ceremony.
For the health and safety of all of our guests, COVID-19 vaccinations or a negative test is recommended prior to arriving on campus. We ask that you do not attend if you have had close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within two weeks of the ceremony or are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.
Face coverings are optional. Respect is mandatory. Wearing a face covering is an individual decision. Please be kind and respect everyone’s choice. Thank you.
Depending on pandemic conditions, additional health and safety protocols may be implemented which could include masking indoors and outdoors, guests being required to show vaccination cards or a negative COVID test within 24 hours of the ceremony or limiting the number of guests to ensure social distancing. In extreme circumstances, a separate modified ceremony could be held for the class of 2020 and 2021 on Saturday afternoon.
FRIDAY, MAY 20
Toast to the Class of 2022—Britton Plaza.
SATURDAY, MAY 21
Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony—Allison Great Hall.
Senior Athlete Reception—Kline Athletic Center.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Lunch is available in the Holland Union Building Dining Hall for seniors and their families and guests. Tickets will be sold at the door.
Posse Ceremony—Rubendall Recital Hall.
Noon – 4 p.m.
Dickinson College Farm Works offers sustainable goods, College Farm produce and artisanal products. Stop in this student-run retail location to get a feel for farm life and pick up canned goods, handmade items from student artists, and more.
Hera Society Tappings—Old West, The Old Stone Steps.
Reception for Legacy Students and Their Families—Alumni Commons, 243 W. Louther St. (rain location: Allison Hall Community Room)—Invitation Only.
Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony and Reception—Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium.
Raven’s Claw Tappings—Old West, The Old Stone Steps.
Reception to Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients—Holland Union Building, Social Hall. All graduates and their families are invited.
Catholic Mass—Interfaith Chapel, Allison Hall.
SUNDAY, MAY 22
8 - 10 a.m.
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet—Union Station, Holland Union Building.
Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life Bagel Brunch—Asbell Center.
Commencement Processional Lineup—Sidewalk John Dickinson Campus (severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center, Mezzanine).
Brunch for Seniors, Families and Guests of the Class of 2022—Holland Union Building (immediately following ceremony).
Seniors must be checked out of residence halls.
SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATION PLEDGE
Many Dickinson students have shown a strong commitment to sustainability and social justice throughout their time at Dickinson. After four years, the continuation of these ideals into the lives of college alumni is essential. The Dickinson Sustainability Graduation Pledge allows future alumni to carry on Dickinson's legacy of civic responsibility and sustainability throughout their careers and lives. We celebrate these Class of 2022 Signatories.
Locally grown Commencement bouquets from Roots cut flower farm are available for pre-order here. Pre-orders must be received by May 16. A limited number of bouquets will be available for purchase on Sunday near Althouse Hall, or in the lobby of the Kline Athletic Center in case of severe weather.
A program for the Class of 2022 Commencement Ceremony is online to view or print at home. You may also order copies of the program below to be printed and mailed to you. Orders will be taken until Friday, June 3, and mailed later in June.