LOCK HAVEN – Due to forecasted inclement weather, and out of concern for the safety of our graduates and their guests, Lock Haven University has canceled the winter 2016 Commencement ceremony. The ceremony was scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 17th at 2 p.m. in the Thomas Field House. The alumni reception slated to be held in the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center following the ceremony has also been canceled.
“Based upon the current weather forecast for Central Pennsylvania and the northeast region the University has decided to take this precaution to protect the safety and wellbeing of all those traveling to and from campus,” said Vice President of University Relations Rodney Jenkins.
The cancelation will not affect the official conferring of degrees; degrees will be conferred upon completion of degree requirements as usual. Graduates who wish to participate in an official Commencement ceremony can walk in the University’s spring 2017 ceremony. Details of the spring Commencement ceremony will be posted and emailed out to all December graduates. Graduates who do not wish to return for spring commencement exercises can receive their degree covers, degree, and program by contacting the Lock Haven University Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 570.484.2006.