Q: I am a senior and have not received information on the ceremony. What office do I call?
A: Office of Conference Services 814-269-1900
Q: How do I sign up to participate and march in the Ceremony?
Q: How long is the ceremony?
A: Estimated 2 hours, but depends on length of speeches.
Q: Is there a reception after the ceremony?
A: Yes, for graduates and families in the Wellness Center to celebrate the occasion with some light refreshments and hors d’ouerves.
Q: Is there a reception the night before?
A: Yes…more information to come.
Q: Who is the speaker?
A: The speaker will be announced prior to the date of the ceremony by the Office of the President.
Q: May I record the ceremony using my own camera?
A: We recommend that you purchase the professionally taped recording that will be available for purchase through Cam-Ron Productions. Link is on the website, or you may complete the order form on site.
Q: May I purchase flowers for my graduate?
A: Yes, flowers will be available for purchase and information will be posted to the website soon.
Q: Where do I buy my regalia? Cap, gown, honors cords?
A: Pitt-Johnstown Book Center 814-269-7100
Q: May I wear my brother’s or sister’s cap and gown?
A: No, we require the graduate each year to purchase his or her own regalia.
Q: Are tickets required?
Q: How many tickets do I get?
A: Each graduate will receive 4 tickets; the graduate does not need one. We cannot offer more tickets. For non-ticket holders, we offer seats in the Wellness Center, adjacent to the Sports Center. It is a comfortable air-conditioned facility for guests to see the Commencement shown live on large projection screens.
Q: Where can I pick up my tickets?
A: First, at the Graduation Fair, February 21nd; secondly April 2-13, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, at the LLC Front Desk.
Q: Can my tickets be mailed to me?
A: Tickets must be picked up in person with proof of regalia purchase and photo ID.
Q: I live out of town and cannot get there to pick up my tickets.
A: Email Kim Miller to explain the situation.
Q: Are tickets for specific seats?
A: No, we offer open seating.
Q: Do you have seats for handicapped/special needs guests?
A: Yes. In two locations: on the floor behind the graduates and near the entrance above the bleachers.
Q: Where is the parking for handicapped/special needs guests?
A: Alongside the right of the Sports Center, designated areas are provided.