President Rivera speaking at the 113th Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology commencement


This webpage offers the most up-to-date information about Commencement. Information and resources associated with this special event appear below. 

Commencement in 2025 will be held on Saturday, May 17.

2024 Commencement Information

Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in the Multipurpose Activity Center (MAC). There will be two commencement ceremonies, according to program, as follows.  Please check this website periodically, as it will be updated as more information becomes available.

Commencement Ceremony No. 1 Schedule

The programs that will walk in this commencement ceremony include:

  • Architectural Technology (ARCH)
  • Business Administration Technology (BUAD)
  • Computer Integrated Machining (CIM)
  • Computer & Network Systems Administration (CNSA)
  • Computer Software Engineering Technology (CSET)
  • Engineering CAD Technology (ECAD)
  • Graphics Communication & Printing Technology (GRPH)
  • Heating Vent. & Air Conditioning – Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET)
  • Metals Fabrication & Welding Technology (MFWT)
  • Welding Technology (WELD)
  • Water & Environment Technology (WET)

7:00 a.m.  Parking Open to Guests for Ceremony #1 ONLY

7:30 a.m.:  Doors open to Guests (MAC)

8:00 a.m.:  Students arrive for Photos and Robing (Mellor Building)

9:00 a.m.:  Ceremony Begins

Commencement Ceremony No. 2 Schedule

The programs that will walk in this commencement ceremony include:

  • Automotive Technology (AUTO)
  • Cabinetmaking & Wood Technology (CABM)
  • Carpentry Technology (CARP)
  • Civil Engineering Construction Technology (CIVL)
  • Collision Repair Technology (CORT)
  • Diesel Technology (DETC)
  • Electrical Construction & Maintenance (ECM)
  • Electronic Engineering Technology (EET)
  • Electrical Technology (ELEC)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology (ELME)
  • Masonry Construction Technology (MASN)
  • Plumbing Technology (PLMG)
  • Residential Remodeling Technology (RMDL)

1:00 p.m.  Parking Lots open to guests

1:30 p.m.  Doors open to Guests (MAC)

1:30 p.m. Students arrive for Photos and Robing (Mellor Building)

2:30 p.m.  Ceremony #2 Begins


Commencement tickets are required for families and friends to enter the MAC. Each graduating student will receive four (4) tickets. Tickets are free. Commencement tickets will be available for pick up from the Academic Affairs Office, first floor of the Mellor Building on Main Campus, beginning Monday, April 29.


The official Class of 2024 commencement program is available to download. Printed programs will be distributed at commencement.


Please note, parking is limited and carpooling is highly encouraged. Accessible parking and drop off locations are available on our Main Campus. Guest parking is also available on Broad Street across from our Main Campus, on Clark Street, near our Griscom Education Center, and at HACC, nearby. Please see the linked maps for more details. 

Main Campus parking map

Nearby parking lots (with shuttle service) map


Both Ceremonies will be livestreamed. You may access the livestream for free from our official YouTube page


For those with a disability in need of accessible entrances and seating the college recommends connecting with our facilities team in advance, please call or email Tony Miller at 717-629-7051 to request accommodations and the College will be in touch with you. Requests will be accepted through May 16. 


At commencement, students will receive their diploma cover on stage – diploma certificates are not distributed at commencement because final grades have not been submitted and processed at the time of commencement.

Diploma certificates will be mailed to students after commencement, typically in July. 


A professional photographer will take photos of the Class of 2024 throughout commencement.

Professional photos of each graduate holding a diploma cover will be taken prior to the actual ceremony in the Mellor Building. More information will be shared with students via email.

All of the professionally taken photos will be available to download for free from our official Flickr account after the event.

College Store

The House of Champ College Store will be open prior to the official start of commencement in the grassy area across from the entrance to the MAC (in case of inclement weather, the store will be open inside its location within the Alumni House). The store will close when the ceremony begins – and reopen again between the first and second ceremonies.  

While families and friends are invited to shop on the day of commencement, you’re welcome and encouraged to pre-order TSCT items online and pick them up at commencement. To pre-order online and arrange for commencement pickup, visit the House of Champ Store’s website and when ordering, tag “customer pick up” at checkout, then write “pick up at commencement” in the notes section. Preorders can be received through noon on Friday, May 17. Have a question about this process or need help? Stop by the House of Champ College Store, which is located inside the Alumni House on Main Campus.

Social Media

Please include #TSCT2024 when sharing special commencement moments on social media.

Tag and follow Thaddeus Stevens College on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, where we’ll also be sharing photos from commencement.

Contact Us

Darlene Petersen, Academic Affairs