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May 17-19

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 2024 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 2024 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 2024.

John E. Jones III ’77, P’11



The preliminary Commencement Weekend schedule is below.


9 p.m. Toast to the Class of 2024—Britton Plaza.


10 a.m. Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony—Allison Great Hall.
11 a.m. Senior Athlete Celebration—Kline Center.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch is available in the Holland Union Building Dining Hall for seniors and their families and guests. The Dining Hall lunch entry is $13.20 for pay with a credit card.
Noon Posse Ceremony—Rubendall Recital Hall.
Noon – 4 p.m. Farm Works at 169 W. High Street (beside Denny Hall)
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.
2 - 4 p.m. Senior Celebration on Britton. Come out to Britton Plaza and celebrate the class of 2024 with kettle corn and shaved ice served in Dickinson Grad keepsake cups!
3 p.m. ADCC Senior Graduation Ceremony—Allison Community Room.
3 p.m. Hera Society Tappings—Bosler Steps.
4:30 p.m. Reception for Legacy Students and Families—John M. Paz '78 Alumni & Family Center—Invitation Only.
4:30 p.m. Catholic Mass—Allison Great Hall.

4:45 p.m.

Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony—Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium.
6 p.m. Reception to Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients—Rector Science Complex Atrium. All graduates and their families are invited. 


8 - 10 a.m. Complimentary Breakfast Buffet—Union Station, Holland Union Building.
8 a.m. Milton B. Asbell Center for Jewish Life Bagel Brunch—Asbell Center.
9 a.m. Commencement Processional Lineup—Sidewalk John Dickinson Campus (severe weather location: Kline Center, Mezzanine).
10 a.m. Commencement Exercises—John Dickinson Campus (severe weather location: Kline Center).
Noon - 2 p.m Diplomas available for pickup at Underground Patio, Holland Union Building.
1 p.m. Lunch for Seniors, Families and Guests of the Class of 2024—Holland Union Building immediately following ceremony. Three advanced lunch tickets provided. Extra tickets can be purchased at the HUB Information Desk for $12 each in advance or on Sunday. See About the Ceremony tab for details.
7 p.m. Seniors must be checked out of residence halls.



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 2024 Signatories.

Family Celebrations

Family Celebrations

As you plan your at-home celebrations, the College Bookstore has pulled together fun and festive party printables from personalized yard signs and banners to candy wrappers and graduate advice cards.

Grad Gifts & Announcements

The bookstore offers a variety of options for your graduate including class rings and announcements.

Commencement Bouquets

Locally-grown Commencement bouquets from Roots Cut Flower Farm are available for pre-order prior to Commencement. Place orders using our pre-order form and submit it no later than Monday, May 13. 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.


Class of 2024 Ceremony Program Order Form

Class of 2024 Ceremony Program Order Form

A program for the class of 2024 Commencement Ceremony will be placed online to view or print at home. Click on the heading above to order copies of the program by Friday, June 7, which will be printed and mailed to you later in June.