May 20-22

A message from John E. Jones:

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
Interim President

The preliminary Commencement Weekend schedule is below.

9 p.m.                Toast to the Class of 2022—Britton Plaza

10 a.m.              Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony—TBD

11 a.m.               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.

Noon                  Posse Ceremony—Rubendall Recital Hall

4 p.m.                 Reception for Legacy Students and Their Families—Alumni Commons, 243 W. Louther St.
                            (rain location: Allison Hall Community Room)—Invitation Only

4:30 p.m.           Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony and Reception—
                            Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium

5 p.m.                Raven’s Claw Tappings—Old West, The Old Stone Steps

5:30 p.m.           Reception to Meet the Honorary Degree Recipients—Rector Atrium
                            All graduates and their families are invited.  

6 p.m.                Catholic Mass—Interfaith Chapel, Allison Hall

8-11 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 Athletic Center, Mezzanine)

10 a.m.              Commencement Exercises—John Dickinson Campus 
                          (severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center)

1 p.m.                Brunch for Seniors, Families and Guests of the Class of 2020—Holland Union Building
                          (immediately following ceremony)

7 p.m.                Seniors must be checked out of residence halls

Family Celebrations

Family Celebrations

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

The college bookstore offers a variety of options for your graduate, including announcementsyard signsdiploma frames, class rings or special gifts like a Dickinson chair. Items can be purchased online, by calling 1-800-582-5436, or by visiting the store. 

Class of 2022 Ceremony Program Order Form

Class of 2022 Ceremony Program Order Form

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.