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Commencement 2017

Commencement 2017

May 13, 2017

Congratulations! You have all worked hard to get to this moment, and now it is time to celebrate!  

Baccalaureate Mass - Friday, May 12, 2017

Main Chapel
Begins with Procession at 6:45 p.m.

Commencement - Saturday, May 13, 2017

Located in the Grand Tent with a simulcast in the Sorgenti Arena 
Begins with Procession at 10:30 a.m.
Grand Tent open for seating at 9:00 a.m.

Where do I get tickets to the Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement?

All are welcome to the Baccalaureate Mass. No tickets are required. 

Each graduate gets 4 tickets for the Grand Tent (outside, rain or shine) and 2 tickets for the simulcast. You will receive all tickets at Grad Finale on April 27th. 

Please Note: No extra tickets are available and there is no wait list.

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Does everyone need a ticket to enter the Grand Tent?

Out of respect for ticketed guests, and most importantly due to city permits, fire code and a concern for the safety of all our guests, every person, regardless of age, must be ticketed.  There are no exceptions to this policy.  

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Where do I pick up my cap and gown?

You will pick up your cap and gown at Grad Finale on April 27. Your cap and gown do not cost you anything, but need to be pre-ordered by clicking below:

  • www.herffjones.com/college/chc
  • Ordering your cap and gown now will insure that we have the right size and appropriate hood available at the Grad Finale on April 27; the last day to order online is March 10th.  You can also purchase class rings and diploma frames through this site (at your own cost).  
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Who do I contact if I have more questions?

Chelsea Farren, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Life

farrenc@chc.edu | 215-248-7011 

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