Graduation Information

Graduation Information

Date, Place, and Time

Saturday, May 6, 2017
ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem

Tickets will be required for each guest who will be attending the ceremony. Seating at the venue will be on a first-come first-served basis.

Ticket Information

Tickets will be required for each guest who will be attending the ceremony. Each graduate will receive a set number of tickets, which can be picked up at the bookstore on the Lehigh Valley campus during graduate cap and gown pickup prior to commencement.

Venue Details

Valet parking will be offered by ArtsQuest. Directions and alternative parking options are available on the ArtsQuest website >>

Ceremony Information

Commencement is a time of celebration and reflection. Come to the ceremony with these thoughts in mind, and help to make this a special occasion for the graduates and for the community of family and friends who gather to join in the celebration. Please honor the significance and the dignity of the occasion. Remember to turn off cell phones and other electronic devices.

Keynote Commencement Speaker

Comedian and Emmy-award winning writer for “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, Adam Yenser, will be the featured speaker at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s 2017 commencement ceremony, to be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 6 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Headshot of Adam Yenser

Adam Yenser, will be the featured speaker at Penn State Lehigh Valley’s 2017 commencement ceremony to be held at 10:30 a.m. on May 6 at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Image: Adam Yenser

 

Yenser, of Macungie, graduated from Emmaus High School. He then attended the Lehigh Valley campus before finishing his college education at University Park. He graduated from Penn State University in 2005 where he majored in film and video production and philosophy.

During his time at Penn State, Yenser interned for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” which marked his entrance into the television industry. In addition to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” Yenser has written for the Oscars and has been a freelance contributor to the “Weekend Update” skit on "Saturday Night Live." He began performing stand-up comedy at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. He has toured the country, appeared on “Conan,” and was named the Best New Political Comedian of 2015 at Politicon in Los Angeles. He can frequently be seen on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” as a correspondent and in the recurring hidden camera segment “Kevin the Cashier Played By Adam.”

Photography

Each graduate will be photographed as they receive their degree on stage from Dr. Richardson. Our photographer is Dan Johnson of Dan Z. Johnson Photography and he will be taking various candid shots before, during, and after the ceremony. All photographs will be available for purchase directly from him through his website.