CLASS OF 2021
OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMENCEMENT
All instructions and events listed below are subject to change based on the Pennsylvania State COVID-19 guidelines at the time of the event. Muhlenberg College is committed to keeping all participants, their family and friends healthy and safe. All new information will be posted to this website as soon as it is made available to the campus community. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
FEBRUARY, 2021 -- Commencement Student Speaker Application Due (February 26). Commencement Speaker Application Process
Seniors must order their graduation regalia package from Herf Jones. The regalia package includes cap, gown, hood and tassel. Each graduate should place their order, choose a shipping method and pay for their graduation regalia online. The cost is $74.95. There are two shipping options: FREE shipping to the Muhlenberg Bookstore or delivery to the graduate's home for an additional $7.95.
ORDER DEADLINE for those orders shipped to the Bookstore has been extended to Wednesday, March 24. Distrubution of the regalia will begin on or about Wednesday, April 21.
ORDER DEADLINE for orders shipped to your home is Monday, April 26. A shipping charge will apply.
Questions--please contact the Berg Bookshop at 484-664-3492.
Senior Days Schedule of Events
*Please note that this schedule is subject to change based on COVID-19 data, weather and other factors. We will communicate any change to you in a timely manner.
Friday, May 21
Mandatory COVID-19 Testing (Time TBD)
The College will antigen test all seniors who have been participating in campus testing protocol during the spring semester.
Commencement Celebration Bag Distribution (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Kick off Senior Days with a bag of Muhlenberg goodies! Students who are not planning to attend Senior Days may have this bag mailed home.
Senior Pub Night (8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Eat, drink and be merry! This Senior Days tradition includes drinks, dancing and team trivia. Stop by to win amazing prizes, like a diploma frame and other ‘Berg alumni gear!
Saturday, May 22
Champagne Brunch (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Enjoy brunch with your classmates as you celebrate your graduation! Future Alumni Leader Awards will also be presented at this time.
Bell Tower Tours (1 p.m. - 4 p.m.)
Sign up for your time slot at the Senior Champagne Brunch. Report to Haas at your designated time.
Senior Ball (8 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
Grab your fanciest outfit and dance the night away with your classmates! This year's Senior Ball is free of charge and open only to members of the Class of 2021. Guests are not permitted. Heavy hors'd'vors and drinks will be served.
Sunday, May 23
Mandatory COVID-19 Testing (Time TBD)
The College will antigen test all seniors who are participating in Commencement.
Baccalaureate (2 p.m.)
Baccalaureate is an interfaith candle lighting service that begins the Commencement weekend activities for our students and their families. The 2021 Baccalaureate ceremony will be held virtually, and the livestream link will be available in early May.
Senior Drive-In Movie (8 p.m. - 10 p.m.)
Grab a blanket and your favorite wine or beer for a BYOB "drive-in" movie on the College Green. Snacks will be provided and you are welcome to bring a blanket and stretch out.
Monday, May 24
Commencement Ceremony (10 a.m.)
The first ceremony at the PPL Center is for students whose last names begin with the letters A through K.
Commencement Ceremony (2 p.m.)
The second ceremony at the PPL Center is for students whose last names begin with the letters L through Z.
Move Out (7 p.m.)
Seniors who live on campus (including MILE houses and the Village apartments) need to be moved out by 7 p.m.
IMPORTANT: IT IS REQUIRED THAT ALL GRADUATES ATTEND
COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES. REQUESTS FOR EXCUSED ABSENCES
SHOULD BE MADE TO THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE.