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Bucknell University's 173rd Commencement will be held on Malesardi Quadrangle on Sunday, May 14, 2023.
Registration for Commencement Weekend events will remain open until May 7, space permitting. Tickets are not required for Commencement if held outside on Malesardi Quad.
Commencement Week Schedule
Schedule is subject to change. Please check back often for updates.
|Monday, May 1||Senior Sunset (for graduates only), 6–7:30 p.m., Malesardi Quadrangle|
|Thursday, May 11||Senior Festival, 5–7 p.m., KLARC U and Sojka Lawn|
|Friday, May 12|
Cap and Gown Pickup and Senior Survey, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Terrace Room, Elaine Langone Center
Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony and Reception (by invitation only), 3:30 p.m., Forum and Walls Lounge, Elaine Langone Center
|Saturday, May 13||College Receptions 1–3 p.m.:|
Posse Graduation Ceremony (by invitation only), 1 p.m., Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building
Bucknell Community College Scholars Graduation Ceremony (by invitation only), 3:30 p.m., Trout Auditorium, Vaughan Literature Building
Catholic Mass, 4 p.m., Rooke Chapel
Bucknell for Life Reception (by invitation only), 4:30–5:30 p.m., Great Room, Hildreth-Mirza Hall
Graduates Grill*, 5–8 p.m., Bostwick Marketplace, Elaine Langone Center
Baccalaureate, 7 p.m., Rooke Chapel
Candlelighting, 8 p.m., Malesardi Quadrangle
Commencement Celebration, 8:30–10:30 p.m., Sojka Lawn
|Sunday, May 14|
Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m., Malesardi Quadrangle
Farewell Luncheon*, 12:30–3 p.m., Bostwick Marketplace, Elaine Langone Center
ROTC Commissioning Ceremony, 3 p.m., Rooke Chapel
*Tickets are required and will be available for purchase.
Meet Bucknell's Commencement Speaker
Jay Wright '83
Former Bison basketball player, two-time Final Four champion Villanova men's basketball coach and CBS Sports college basketball analyst Jay Wright '83 will return to his alma mater to deliver the keynote address at Bucknell University's 173rd Commencement on Sunday, May 14.
Honor your graduate and their accomplishments by making a gift to Bucknell. You can choose to make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your student at Bucknell. This may be a professor, a coach, a campus employee or a fellow student.
Class of 2023
Celebrate the graduates with fun Commencement printables! The Class of 2023 Commencement party printables include yard signs, food toppers, buffet labels and water bottle labels. Simply download the pdf files, print and assemble.