Commencement 2022


View the full schedule for Dickinson's 2022 Commencement

Dickinson College's 2022 Commencement exercises begin Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. on the John Dickinson Campus (severe weather location: Kline Athletic Center). The ceremony will be available via livestream.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, nationally syndicated columnist and member of the Chicago Tribune editorial board Clarence Page will deliver the Commencement address. He will also receive a Doctor of Public Affairs honorary degree. The fellow honorary degree recipients are Judy Faulkner '65, CEO and founder of Epic; Lt. Gen. Laura A. Potter '89, U.S. Army deputy chief of staff of intelligence; and Barbara Jatta, director of the Vatican Museums. 

Additionally, in keeping with a Commencement tradition established in 2012, Dickinson will present the Sam Rose ’58 and Julie Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism. This year’s recipient is the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The award will be accepted by IPCC Chair Hoesung Lee.  

Full schedule

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 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 2022—Holland Union Building (immediately following ceremony).
7 p.m. Seniors must be checked out of residence halls.


Published May 20, 2022