Commencement 2020


Commencement Schedule

The 2020 Commencement ceremony will be streamed live on
Saturday, August 8th at 1:00pm. 

Commencement Exercises


  • Traditional Scottish Pipes
  • Invocation
  • National Anthem
  • Welcome  by Dr. Kim Mooney ’83, President
  • Trustee Remarks  by Frederick W. Pierce, Chairman, Board of Trustees
  • Valedictorian Speeches  by Rebekah Hazleton and Leah Varney
  • Presentation of President’s Awards Presented by Dr. Kim Mooney ’83
  • Conferring of Degrees
  • Graduates’ names read by Robert Hannings
  • Franklin Pierce University Alma Mater  sung by Emma Gelinas ’20
  • Closing Remarks
  • Virtual Gauntlet