Commencement - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)

Commencement Weekend - May 4 & 5, 2018

Undergraduate Commencement will be held in Metheny Fieldhouse at 10 a.m.

Adult and Master's Commencement will be held in Metheny Fieldhouse at 3 p.m.

Tickets will not be required for either ceremony.

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Undergraduate Commencement

Graduate and Adult Commencement

SENIOR SEND-OFF (Traditional Undergraduate Event)

Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m.

This student-only celebration will be a time of celebration and an official induction into the Alumni Association. All graduating seniors are invited to attend this event. Registration will begin at Grad Finale and the cost is $5 per student. The cost includes an alumni t-shirt.


Friday, May 4, 2018 (Traditional Undergraduate Event)

Alexander Dining Hall

Families and friends of traditional undergraduate students are invited to dine at an informal gathering in Alexander Dining Hall prior to Baccalaureate. Casual dining at standing tables and some limited seating.

Menu: Stations with a variety of Sliders, Salads, Mini Cupcakes, Beverages

Food available 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Cost: $10 per family, $5 for additional guests


Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

Baccalaureate will be held at First Presybertian Church in Beaver Falls. Graduating seniors should assemble at the church by 6:30 p.m. The program is a worship service and an appropriate way to thank God for His provision to our students and to commit them to His care for all their future endeavors. We encourage you to come for this special worship celebration. Please note that graduates will process in cap and gown.

First Presbyterian is a beautiful, historic church with a limited number of seats, some of which have obstructed views. Seats may not be “saved,” space fills up quickly and ushers will show guests to their seats to maximize capacity. Once the sanctuary is full, guests will be directed to the overflow room, where the service will be livestreamed. 

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 1103 8th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Dr. Dan Doriani
Dr. Dan Doriani

Speaker: Dr. Dan Doriani

Dan Doriani (MDiv, PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary; STM, Yale Divinity School) is vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology and ethics at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and a Council member of The Gospel Coalition. He has authored a number of books, including The New Man. He and his wife, Debbie, have three children.

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m.

Undergraduate Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Students should gather in the John H. White Chapel in Old Main by 8:45 a.m. to receive instructions.

This year we will hold Commencement indoors in Metheny Fieldhouse. The duration of the event is approximately two hours. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the tents around campus. 

Dr. Albert Mohler
Dr. Albert Mohler 

Speaker: Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Dr. R. ALBERT MOHLER Jr. serves as president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – the flagship school of the Southern Baptist Convention and one of the largest seminaries in the world. He is a globally-recognized theologian and an ordained minister.

Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues.

Dr. Mohler has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. Widely sought as a columnist and commentator, he has been quoted in many of the nation’s leading newspapers and TV news programs

A native of Lakeland, Fla., Dr. Mohler was a Faculty Scholar at Florida Atlantic University before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He holds a master of divinity degree and the doctor of philosophy (in systematic and historical theology) from Southern Seminary. He has pursued additional study at the St. Meinrad School of Theology and has done research at University of Oxford (England).

Read more about Dr. Mohler

He is the author of several books, including his latest We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking truth to a culture redefining sex, marriage, & the very meaning of right & wrong (Thomas Nelson. He has contributed to over 100 other published works.

His numerous awards and recognition include the Edwin Meese III Originalism and Religious Liberty Award from the Alliance Defending Freedom (2015) and the Christian Standard Bible award from Lifeway Christian Resources (2017).

Dr. Mohler serves on the boards of several organizations including World News Group, and previously on the board of Focus on the Family. He is a member of the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, serves as a council member for The Gospel Coalition, and is a teaching fellow for Ligonier Ministries. In addition, he is a co-founder of Together for the Gospel.

He and wife Mary have two children, Katie and Christopher, and a grandchild, Benjamin.

Graduate and Adult Education Commencement

Saturday, May 5 at 3 p.m.

The event begins at 3 p.m. Students should gather in the John H. White Chapel in Old Main by 2 p.m. to receive instructions.

The ceremony will be held in Metheny Fieldhouse. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the tents around campus.

Nancy Alderson McDonnell
Nancy Alderson McDonnell

Speaker: Nancy Alderson McDonnell

Nancy Alderson McDonnell is President of Value of the Person Consultants and the daughter of Wayne Alderson.  She received her degree in Communications from Grove City College, Magna Cum Laude, in 1978.  Since that time she has been working as the "point woman" for the Value of the Person across the U.S. and Canada in charge of seminars, promotional materials, programming and marketing. She served for 13 years as the coordinator for the International Labor- Management Prayer Breakfast held annually in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   Each year there were nearly 2,000 labor-management representatives in attendance.  In 1994 she worked with her father, Wayne Alderson, as co-author on the book Theory R Management that case studies organizations who have achieved exceptional long-term success from the Theory R Management principles taught in the Value of the Person seminars.

Additional Commencement Information

Bookstore hours for Commencement weekend

Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Graduation Checklist

View Printable Graduate Information Sheet

Traditional Undergraduate Graduation Checklist

  • Please take a moment to fill out our First Destinations survey! We appreciate you and want to hear about your future! Survey coming soon.
  • Apply to graduate – Registrar’s Office
  • Purchase cap and gown in campus store
  • Verify graduation information with Registrars office
  • Sign up for Senior Send-Off and alumni online community
  • Honors cords may be picked up in the Registrar’s office prior to commencement.
  • Attend Senior Send-Off (optional but registration required)
  • Attend Baccalaureate (optional)
  • Attend Graduation on May 5, 2018
    • Report to John White Chapel – 8:45 a.m.
    • Wear comfortable shoes. You will be walking from Old Main to Metheny Fieldhouse.
    • Caps are worn as level as possible, tassels to the right.

2018 Honors Graduates (Undergraduates)

Students will be recognized at Commencement for honors based on their GPA at the conclusion of the fall semester. For a few, this may change after final spring semester grades are processed. The FINAL honors designation will be posted on transcripts and diplomas.

Honor cords may be picked up in the registrar’s office prior to commencement. Pictures of honor grads and class officers will be taken commencement morning in Skye Lounge at 8 a.m. Students may check this Web page for an updated list. Honors for August graduates will not be final until all coursework is completed.


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