Commencement Ceremony - Philadelphia, PA

Commencement Ceremony - Lancaster, PA

Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10 am-12 pm

This ceremony serves (undergraduate) students who have completed academic requirements in June, students who finished the previous December, and students will finish by the end of August. Graduate-level students attend the Lancaster, PA ceremony. If you have any questions about which ceremony location or date to attend, please contact the Registrar’s Office.


Christian Stronghold Baptist Church
4701 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131


The deadline to apply for the June graduation cycle is February 15. A $50 late fee will be charged for applications received after this deadline.


CHECKLIST – Am I ready for the Commencement Ceremony?

Before Ceremony Date – Have I…

  • Confirmed my participation in the ceremony, degree and regalia details via email?
  • Picked up my regalia (cap and gown)? (usually one week prior to ceremony)
  • Tried on gown for sizing and ironed it?
  • Packed dress clothes for the ceremony?
  • Packed Bible to carry with me in the ceremony?
  • Returned all books to the library?
  • Taken care of holds on library fines, tuition payment, etc.?
A graduate takes a selfie before the ceremony

Graduation Items for Purchase

Diploma Frames through Bookends Bookstore or by emailing

Graduation Invitations  Order Here»

Meet Our Commencement Speaker