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    2019 Bachelor’s Degree Conferment Ceremony

    When: Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2pm
    Where: University of the Sciences
    Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC), Bobby Morgan Arena

    Awarding of bachelor's degrees for DrOT, DPT, and PharmD Students

    As a DrOT, DPT, or PharmD student who entered the University as a first-year student before earning a bachelor's degree, you are eligible to earn a bachelor's degree as outlined by your program even as you continue your matriculation toward your professional degree.

    Students who anticipate graduating with a minor should check on WebAdvisor to confirm that the minor is listed. If you have any questions regarding your minor, please contact the department where your minor is offered.

    Graduates with Disabilities

    Please inform us if you are unable to walk up or down stairs, or are visually or hearing impaired. We can make arrangements to accommodate you and enable you to participate in the Conferment Ceremony. Please contact Erika Lohbauer at 215-596-7465 or


    • The ceremony is scheduled for 2pm, and will be held at the Bobby Morgan Arena on campus.  

    The ceremony will be a full cap-and-gown affair, with students being acknowledged individually by the faculty for the earning of their degrees.  Latin honors and the completion of minors will be acknowledged at the ceremony. We will invite a guest speaker, and in addition, we will ask each of the colleges to select a graduate to speak to the graduates, faculty and guests.

    Photos will be taken of all graduates.

    Legacy Society Seating and Photo Opportunity

    At USciences, legacy is defined as any individual – University student or alumnus – with a familial connection to another University student or alumnus, including those related by marriage.

    Alumni Relations is pleased to celebrate the long-standing tradition of generations of families who have attended University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with our Legacy Society.

    We would like to offer seating in the reserved section to Legacy Society guests of our graduates.

    If any of your guests – parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins or siblings – are alumni of USciences, then your party is eligible for Legacy Seating in the Reserved Section.

    Please send an e-mail to Colleen Chase at with the following information:

    • Your parents’ name
    • Legacy Society member’s name (if not one of your parents)
    • Number of guests in the party

    With this information, we will be able to guarantee space in the Reserved Section for your guests.

    After the ceremony, all legacy families are invited to the ARC conference room for a photo opportunity to commemorate the event.

    Guests and Tickets

    The number of guests that each graduate can invite will be determined by the number of graduates who petition to participate in the ceremony, and will be determined early in the spring semester. However, each student will be given a minimum of four (4) admission tickets for family and/or friends as well as 4 announcements. Tickets will be distributed by your Dean's Office in mid April.

    Diploma Distribution

    Students participating in the Bachelor’s Degree Conferment Ceremony (Bobby Morgan Arena)
    Diplomas will not be distributed at the ceremony. Diplomas will be mailed directly to degree recipients approximately 4-6 weeks after the ceremony. Please make sure that the Registrar's Office has a valid address to mail your diploma to by completing the Diploma Address portion of the BS/BSHS petition.


    Professional photographs will be taken during the event and will be available after the event. Photos are available online at

    Cap and Gowns

    The cap and gown will be provided to you at no charge and will be distributed at the Graduates Fair on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 9am-5pm in the rec gym in the ARC or in the ARC in the Rec Gym on Conferment Day starting at noon.

    Order your regalia online.

    Accessibility at the Athletic Recreation Center


    Parking for patrons with a valid handicap license plate or other authorized identification is available near the main entrance.

    Seating for Guests with Disabilities

    Handicap seating is available for persons using a wheelchair, but it is extremely limited..  

    More Details

    There will be more details about the bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony coming to you over the next few months. We are looking forward to the opportunity to honor you in a special way for the earning of your bachelor's degree as an important milestone on the journey to your professional degree, and we hope you will participate in this special event!


    Michele D. Albert


    Office Location: 4100 Chester
    University of the Sciences
    600 South 43rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495