Ursinus College plans to graduate some 410 seniors at its 140th Commencement Ceremony on the lawn in front of the College.

The public is welcome to attend. No tickets are necessary for the tented ceremony, and seating is on a 'first-come' basis. During the two-hour commencement ceremony, traffic on Main Street in front of the College will be detoured. The road will reopen when the ceremony concludes.

An honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters will be awarded to philosopher and author Samuel Keen, who is a 1953 graduate of the College, and is the speaker at the Commencement ceremony. An honorary Doctor of Divinity degree will be awarded to Msgr. Michael Doyle, who is the speaker at the Baccalaureate service.

The Baccalaureate service will be held in Bomberger Auditorium Thursday, May 9, at 6 p.m. Tickets are issued to families and are required for admission into Bomberger, where a limited number of seats are available. Additional seating for a simulcast viewing of the ceremony will be available in Olin Auditorium for overflow seating and guests without tickets.

Theater major Alexander Blake Wersted of Hopedale, Mass. is the Class of 2013 Valedictorian. Salutatorians are English/Media and Communication Studies major Rosemary Clark of Secane, Pa., and Biology major Liora Rachel Mor of Chesire, Conn. Kristin Cichowski of Sellersville, Pa., is the student speaker.

More information can be found on the Ursinus commencement web page.

Berman Front Lawn

Ursinus College
601 E. Main Street
Collegeville, PA 19426-1000

Friday, May 10, 2013


Pamela Panarella

Phone: 610-409-3163
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