Wide shot of Class of 2019 Commencement on the Quad

Class of 2020 Commencement

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Bucknell will celebrate Commencement for the Class of 2020 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022 on Malesardi Quadrangle.

Based on the results of a class survey, the ceremony will include a traditional processional, remarks, and the opportunity for graduates to have their names called and cross the stage. Commencement Weekend will also feature Bucknell traditions including a Candlelighting Ceremony and Champagne Toast for the Class of 2020.

Registration for Commencement Weekend events will open in January. Tickets will not be required if Commencement is held outside on Malesardi Quad.

Please email commencement@bucknell.edu with questions.

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Schedule of Events*

Friday, May 20

  • Class of 2020 Candlelighting and Champagne Toast, Malesardi Quad
  • Class of 2020 Reception

Saturday, May 21

  • Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, 10 a.m., Malesardi Quad
  • College Receptions, 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., open to Class of 2020 and 2022 graduates and guests at no charge

*Schedule is tentative and subject to change. More Commencement Weekend events will be announced as the weekend approaches.

Lodging for Class of 2020 Graduates

On-campus housing will be available to members of the Class of 2020 at no cost on a first-come, first-serve basis. Information about registration will be sent to all eligible graduates in January. 

On-campus housing will not be available for families and other guests. Graduates staying in on-campus housing may not host overnight guests. Accommodations for the greater Lewisburg area can be found here or by contacting the Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau at 800-525-7320.


Questions about the ceremony?

2020 FAQ

Contact Details



Commencement Hotline: 570-577-1192


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.