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Commencement

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Time: 10:15 a.m. The ceremony normally concludes by approximately 12:15 p.m.
Place: Main Campus Lawn, Click here to view the Commencement campus map

Please note: Every effort will be made to hold the Commencement Ceremony as scheduled. If severe inclement weather forces the College to cancel commencement, the announcement will be placed on the College's portal, social media accounts and the Weather Hotline. 

December graduates celebrate being the latest addition to the Class of 2017. Download a transcript of this video.

Important information about Commencement

  • Livestream

    To view the Commencement live stream video of the ceremony, please click here.

    If you could like to purchase a DVD/Blu-ray of today's commencement ceremony, please contact Penguin Productions LLC at http://www.penguinproductionsllc.com/id20.html.

  • Alcoholic Beverages & Disruptive Behavior

    Graduates and their guests are to refrain from bringing alcoholic beverages or items such as signs and noisemakers that would disrupt the dignity of the event. Intoxicated graduates will not be permitted to process into the ceremony. 

  • Alpha Chi Honor Society Graduation Medallions

    Alpha Chi members who are candidates for the December 2017 graduation ceremony are entitled to wear the official AX Honor Medallion with their academic regalia for the ceremony. AX medallions may be purchased at the Graduation Rehearsal on December 13 and in the Provost's Office (Miller Administration Building, Room 18) Thursday, December 14, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 2 - 5 p.m., Friday, December 15 and Monday, December 18 from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The cost is $13.00 payable by cash or check. 

    Medallions will not be available on commencement day.

  • Commencement Program

    Each graduate's hometown, academic major(s) and honors will be listed in the printed program. If you did not list your hometown on your application for graduation or have any other changes (name or new home address, etc.) please notify the Records Office so appropriate changes can be made in the program. This needs to be done no later than Wednesday, November 15 in order to meet printing deadlines.

  • Diploma & Transcript

    Your semester grade report will be available online as soon as it can be processed. Please examine it carefully and if you have an incomplete grade or an apparent discrepancy take the necessary corrective action immediately. Your grade report will not contain documentation of your graduation. Your diploma will be mailed to you after final verification of all degree requirements has been completed. A copy of your final transcript documenting your graduation will be included with your diploma. Please allow approximately 3-4 weeks for this process.

  • Photos/Video

    On graduation day, a posed photo will be taken of each graduate as you approach the ramp, a second in front of the college banner and a candid photo as you cross the stage and are greeted by Dr. Gunter-Smith.

    Grad Images™ is the official photo provider. Your proofs will be available after the ceremony. To view your proofs online, visit www.gradimages.com. Pictures may be ordered online, by phone, or by mail. If you have any questions, contact Customer Service at 800.261.2576 or via email at giservice@gradimages.net. Students who preregister with Grad Images get 20% off an order of $50 or more.

    Go to the direct link for Pre-Registration: http://www.gradimage.com/Preregistration

    Graduates are under no obligation to purchase photos.

  • Publicity

    The Office of Communications will work with an outside organization to alert local media of your graduation. It is at the discretion of the newspapers as to when these announcements appear. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Colleen Adamy at 717.815.1456 or cadamy@ycp.edu so that she may follow up.

  • Old Spart Tradition

    The tradition of graduates painting their names on “Old Spart” (the large green rock located outside the entrance to the bookstore) continues. Stop by after the commencement ceremony to paint your name on the rock for all to see. This is also a great spot for taking photos!

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