Commencement

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What happens if it rains?
    A decision is made by 6:00 a.m. for the Commencement ceremony. Announcements will be made on the Muhlenberg website as well as the emergency phone line: 484-664-6000. Commencement will be held in Memorial Hall, if indoors. If an electrical storm occurs in the middle of the ceremony, graduates will be instructed to move to Memorial Hall where they will receive their diplomas. In the event of rain, closed circuit television viewing will be available in the lobby of Seegers Union, The Red Door Cafe on the lower level, in the classrooms of Moyer Hall, and the Lithgow Science Auditorium in Trumbower Hall.
  • Where do we robe?
    Faculty, staff in Trexler Pavilion; students in Galleria, Baker Center for the Arts; trustees, honorary degree recipients, and hooders in Seegers Union.
  • Where do we robe if it rains?
    Honorary degree recipients, hooders, the platform party and trustees will robe in Seegers Union Room 108, be transported via shuttle to Memorial Hall, and gather in Room 128 for the procession.  Faculty and staff will robe in the wrestling room, and students will robe in 2/3 of the Field House.  When the group processes, it starts in the solar corridor and then processes ONCE around the entire gymnasium.
  • Where do I find …?
    Lunch  Wood Dining Commons, Seegers Union by advanced reservation only
    Roses At the Crime Victims Council Table in Parents Plaza; if it rains, in the lobby in Seegers Union.
    Programs  Graduates' programs are placed on their chairs.  Additional programs are available from ushers.
    Wheelchairs People requiring wheelchairs are instructed to contact one of the following three medical supply companies to arrange for rental, if desired.

      Boas Surgical Homecare Equipment
    1313 Gordon Street
    Allentown, PA  18102
    484-244-0300
    Mobility Unlimited
    515 N. 12th Street
    Allentown, PA  18102
    610-433-8797
    South Mountain Pharmacy
    2441 West Emmaus Ave.
    Allentown, PA  18103
    610-791-3917

  • Handicapped Parking & Seating?
    Limited parking is available behind the Haas College Center.  A state-issued handicapped tag or license plate is necessary.  All seating outdoors is accessible.  If inside Memorial Hall, designated area on gym floor. 
  • I forgot to order a Commencement video.  Can I still get one?
    Yes.   Send a check for $50.00 to Media Services, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104 before the ceremony date.  All DVD orders received after the ceremony will cost $60.00.
  • Where can I order photos of graduates receiving their degrees? 
    Island Photography  516-767-1234  
  • What time is…?
    Baccalaureate: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 8:30 p.m. (lasts approx. 1 hour)                 
    Commencement: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 10:00 a.m.  (lasts approx. 2 hours)
  • Where is a good place for hotel and restaurant accommodations?
    Visit the college’s web site for a list of area hotels and restaurants.
  • Other Questions?  Call the Public Relations Office at 484-664-3230