Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement 2022

2022 Commencement Ceremonies

Arcadia University Class of 2022 -- the big day is fast approaching! Arcadia's Commencement ceremonies for master's and doctoral degree candidates are scheduled for Thursday, May 19, and ceremonies for baccalaureate candidates are scheduled for Friday, May 20. We are excited to celebrate your degree completion with you and your families. Several communications will be sent to you throughout the spring semester with important information, so be sure to check your Arcadia email frequently and visit this page for updates.
  • Thursday, May 19: Master's and Doctoral Degree Ceremonies
  • Friday, May 20: Baccalaureate Degree Ceremonies

Receiving Your Diploma

Arcadia University Diplomas are available to each graduate after the Commencement ceremonies for the Beaver College of Undergraduate Studies and all graduate colleges and schools 

Official Arcadia frames can be found in the University Bookstore and online

For questions or concerns regarding diplomas, please contact the Office of the Registrar



Watch a video with instructions on how to put on your cap and gown with sashes, cords, and hoods

Regalia consists of a gown, hood, cap, and 2022 tassel. Graduates will order and pick up their regalia from the Arcadia Bookstore. More information on ordering regalia will be sent to baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degree candidates via email. Please contact Commencement@arcadia.edu if you have any concerns or questions.


Walk of Pride Pavers

The paver program offers graduating students and alumni the opportunity to have a brick on the Alumni Walk of Pride engraved with their name and graduation year. To have your name engraved on the Walk of Pride by Commencement, sign up by March 1, 2022 at alumni.Arcadia.edu/walkofpride.

Join the Email list to receive commencement updates

Parents, guardians, and family members interested in receiving Commencement information can be added to our Commencement distribution lists. Please submit parent and family contact information through this form
Class of 2022, we are excited to celebrate your achievements alongside you and your families. If you have any questions in the interim, contact commencement@arcadia.edu



All important communications and messaging regarding Commencement will be collected in this section. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Information on FAQs, including regarding guest ticketing, parketing, rain dates, photography, and our graduate slideshow of pride, will be updated in this section.