Order of Exercises

For the Audience

  • Members of the audience are requested to stand as the academic procession enters and leaves Goodman Stadium. You are invited to join in the singing of the National Anthem and the Alma Mater.
  • Faculty ushers can be identified by their gold caps, and Lehigh staff can be identified by their gold masks.
  • For the safety and courtesy of all guests, access to the stadium field will not be permitted, cell phones should be silenced during the ceremony, and alcoholic beverages and smoking are not permitted in Goodman Stadium.
  • Graduates and guests are politely requested to stay in their seats until all degrees have been recognized.
  • At the conclusion, the audience should remain in place until the presidential party and the faculty have recessed. Guests must meet their graduates outside of Goodman Stadium — no exceptions.

Graduate Commencement Ceremony for the Classes of 2020 and 2021

The Processional*

National Anthem*

Led by Nadine E. Clopton ’19 ’20G

Welcome

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings

John D. Simon ’19P
President of the University

Class of 2020 Graduate Student Remarks

Nick D'Angelo Ungson ’15G ’19G

Nick Ungson ’15G ’19G, graduate speaker for the Class of 2020, is from Orlando, Florida. He received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and religion from the University of Florida, a Master of Arts degree in psychology from New York University, and both Master of Science and doctorate degrees in psychology from Lehigh. Nick was president of the graduate student senate. Since graduating from Lehigh, he has worked as a visiting research fellow at Lehigh, a visiting assistant professor at Albright College, and will soon begin a new job as assistant professor at Susquehanna University.

Class of 2021 Graduate Student Remarks

Joydeep Munshi ’21G

Joydeep Munshi ’21G, graduate speaker for the Class of 2021, is from Kolkata, India. He received a Bachelor of Technology degree in electronics and instrumentation from West Bengal University of Technology and a Master of Engineering degree in nuclear engineering from Jadavpur University, both in Kolkata. He earned his doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh and was a Rossin Fellow. Joydeep now works as a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois.

Presentation of Graduates, Conferring of Degrees, and Doctoral Hooding**

Nathan N. Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
College of Education
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Interdisciplinary Programs

Alma Mater*

Led by Nadine E. Clopton ’19 ’20G

Where the Lehigh's rocky rapids
Rush from out the West,
Mid a grove of spreading chestnuts,
Walls in ivy dressed.
On the breast of old South Mountain
Reared against the sky,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Stands our dear Lehigh.

Like a watchman on the mountain
Stands she grandly bold,
Earth's and Heaven's secrets seeking,
Hoarding them like gold,
All she wrests from Nature's storehouse
Naught escapes her eye,
Gives she gladly to her dear ones,
While we bless Lehigh.

We will ever live to love her,
Live to praise her name,
Live to make our lives add luster
To her glorious fame.
Let the glad notes wake the echo
Joyfully we cry:
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Hail, all hail, Lehigh!

The Recessional*

*Please stand

**It is important that your graduate’s name is pronounced correctly as they cross the stage today. To ensure pronunciation is on point, graduates had the ability to provide phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciations of their names through MarchingOrder software by April 26.

Printed Program

A printed commemorative Commencement program will be mailed this summer to graduates with degrees awarded. This program will be an official representation of the graduates from Lehigh University. The Class of 2020 program will include graduates’ names, honors, and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020. The Class of 2021 program will include graduates’ names, honors and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021.

Graduates will receive the printed program based on when their degree was awarded. If a graduate walks in the Class of 2021 ceremony and their degree will be awarded in Summer 2021, Winter 2022, or Spring 2022, they will be printed in next year’s Class of 2022 program.

Printed programs will be mailed to the mailing address graduates provided for their diploma. If you already received your diploma and your address has since changed, please complete this form. If you have not graduated yet and you would like to change your mailing address for your diploma and program, please complete RAS's Diploma Address Update Form.

A digital version of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement printed programs will also be available on the Commencement website to view and download this summer.

Class of 2020 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

The Processional*

National Anthem*

Led by Mark A. Schafer ’20 ’22G

Welcome

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings

John D. Simon ’19P
President of the University

Senior Class President Remarks

William J. Pemberton ’20

Will Pemberton ’20, president of the Class of 2020, received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. Will is from Chicago, Illinois. During his years at Lehigh, he was a TRAC Writing Fellow and is the founder and past chair of the Lehigh Minority Business Alliance. Will is an investment banking analyst with Citigroup in New York City.

Undergraduate Student Remarks

Laney Delaney ’20

Laney Delaney ’20, undergraduate speaker for the Class of 2020, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Laney is from Alexandria, Virginia. As deputy multimedia editor for The Brown and White, Laney won the Williams Prize for video stories in 2019 and 2020, and interned with Lehigh University Communications. Laney works as a video producer and editor with Zebra Press in Alexandria.

Presentation of Graduates**

Nathan N. Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business
P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Interdisciplinary Programs

Ringing of bell by Denny Diehl ’70 and William J. Pemberton ’20

Alma Mater*

Led by Casey D. Durso ’20

Where the Lehigh's rocky rapids
Rush from out the West,
Mid a grove of spreading chestnuts,
Walls in ivy dressed.
On the breast of old South Mountain
Reared against the sky,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Stands our dear Lehigh.

Like a watchman on the mountain
Stands she grandly bold,
Earth's and Heaven's secrets seeking,
Hoarding them like gold,
All she wrests from Nature's storehouse
Naught escapes her eye,
Gives she gladly to her dear ones,
While we bless Lehigh.

We will ever live to love her,
Live to praise her name,
Live to make our lives add luster
To her glorious fame.
Let the glad notes wake the echo
Joyfully we cry:
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Hail, all hail, Lehigh!

The Recessional*

*Please stand

**It is important that your graduate’s name is pronounced correctly as they cross the stage today. To ensure pronunciation is on point, graduates had the ability to provide phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciations of their names through MarchingOrder software by April 26.

Printed Program

A printed commemorative Commencement program will be mailed this summer to graduates with degrees awarded. This program will be an official representation of the graduates from Lehigh University. The Class of 2020 program will include graduates’ names, honors, and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020. The Class of 2021 program will include graduates’ names, honors and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021.

Graduates will receive the printed program based on when their degree was awarded. If a graduate walks in the Class of 2021 ceremony and their degree will be awarded in Summer 2021, Winter 2022, or Spring 2022, they will be printed in next year’s Class of 2022 program.

Printed programs will be mailed to the mailing address graduates provided for their diploma. If you already received your diploma and your address has since changed, please complete this form. If you have not graduated yet and you would like to change your mailing address for your diploma and program, please complete RAS's Diploma Address Update Form.

A digital version of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement printed programs will also be available on the Commencement website to view and download this summer.

Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony - 10am

The Processional*

National Anthem*

Led by Marco G.E. Biaggio ’21

Welcome

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings

John D. Simon ’19P
President of the University

Undergraduate Student Remarks

Jessica M. Scuderi ’21

Jessica Scuderi ’21, undergraduate speaker for the Class of 2021, is from Old Brookville, New York. She is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations. Jessica has been an orientation leader and has held several leadership positions within her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. Jessica volunteers with her local food bank and several organizations that help those with disabilities. She plans to pursue a career in human resources or marketing.

Conferring of Degrees**

Nathan N. Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business

Ringing of bell by Sam Dugan ’71 and Amy N. Hoover ’21

Alma Mater*

Led by Marco G.E. Biaggio ’21

Where the Lehigh's rocky rapids
Rush from out the West,
Mid a grove of spreading chestnuts,
Walls in ivy dressed.
On the breast of old South Mountain
Reared against the sky,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Stands our dear Lehigh.

Like a watchman on the mountain
Stands she grandly bold,
Earth's and Heaven's secrets seeking,
Hoarding them like gold,
All she wrests from Nature's storehouse
Naught escapes her eye,
Gives she gladly to her dear ones,
While we bless Lehigh.

We will ever live to love her,
Live to praise her name,
Live to make our lives add luster
To her glorious fame.
Let the glad notes wake the echo
Joyfully we cry:
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Hail, all hail, Lehigh!

The Recessional*

*Please stand

**It is important that your graduate’s name is pronounced correctly as they cross the stage today. To ensure pronunciation is on point, graduates had the ability to provide phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciations of their names through MarchingOrder software by April 26.

Printed Program

A printed commemorative Commencement program will be mailed this summer to graduates with degrees awarded. This program will be an official representation of the graduates from Lehigh University. The Class of 2020 program will include graduates’ names, honors, and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020. The Class of 2021 program will include graduates’ names, honors and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021.

Graduates will receive the printed program based on when their degree was awarded. If a graduate walks in the Class of 2021 ceremony and their degree will be awarded in Summer 2021, Winter 2022, or Spring 2022, they will be printed in next year’s Class of 2022 program.

Printed programs will be mailed to the mailing address graduates provided for their diploma. If you already received your diploma and your address has since changed, please complete this form. If you have not graduated yet and you would like to change your mailing address for your diploma and program, please complete RAS's Diploma Address Update Form.

A digital version of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement printed programs will also be available on the Commencement website to view and download this summer.

Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony - 2pm

The Processional*

National Anthem*

Led by Natalie E. Maroun ’21

Welcome

Kevin L. Clayton ’84 ’13P
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Greetings

John D. Simon ’19P
President of the University

Undergraduate Student Remarks

Jessica M. Scuderi ’21

Jessica Scuderi ’21, undergraduate speaker for the Class of 2021, is from Old Brookville, New York. She is receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations. Jessica has been an orientation leader and has held several leadership positions within her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. Jessica volunteers with her local food bank and several organizations that help those with disabilities. She plans to pursue a career in human resources or marketing.

Conferring of Degrees**

Nathan N. Urban
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science
Interdisciplinary Programs

Ringing of bell by Sam Dugan ’71 and Amy N. Hoover ’21

Alma Mater*

Led by Natalie E. Maroun ’21

Where the Lehigh's rocky rapids
Rush from out the West,
Mid a grove of spreading chestnuts,
Walls in ivy dressed.
On the breast of old South Mountain
Reared against the sky,
Stands our noble Alma Mater,
Stands our dear Lehigh.

Like a watchman on the mountain
Stands she grandly bold,
Earth's and Heaven's secrets seeking,
Hoarding them like gold,
All she wrests from Nature's storehouse
Naught escapes her eye,
Gives she gladly to her dear ones,
While we bless Lehigh.

We will ever live to love her,
Live to praise her name,
Live to make our lives add luster
To her glorious fame.
Let the glad notes wake the echo
Joyfully we cry:
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater;
Hail, all hail, Lehigh!

The Recessional*

*Please stand

**It is important that your graduate’s name is pronounced correctly as they cross the stage today. To ensure pronunciation is on point, graduates had the ability to provide phonetic and audio-recorded pronunciations of their names through MarchingOrder software by April 26.

Printed Program

A printed commemorative Commencement program will be mailed this summer to graduates with degrees awarded. This program will be an official representation of the graduates from Lehigh University. The Class of 2020 program will include graduates’ names, honors, and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2019, Winter 2020, and Spring 2020. The Class of 2021 program will include graduates’ names, honors and awards with degrees awarded in Summer 2020, Winter 2021, and Spring 2021.

Graduates will receive the printed program based on when their degree was awarded. If a graduate walks in the Class of 2021 ceremony and their degree will be awarded in Summer 2021, Winter 2022, or Spring 2022, they will be printed in next year’s Class of 2022 program.

Printed programs will be mailed to the mailing address graduates provided for their diploma. If you already received your diploma and your address has since changed, please complete this form. If you have not graduated yet and you would like to change your mailing address for your diploma and program, please complete RAS's Diploma Address Update Form.

A digital version of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement printed programs will also be available on the Commencement website to view and download this summer.