Bucknell University’s 169th commencement

Bucknell University’s 169th ceremony

LEWISBURG — Bucknell University’s 169th Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. May 19, on Malesardi Quadrangle. The University will confer 889 degrees — 865 bachelor’s degrees and 24 master’s degrees. The ceremony will be streamed live on Bucknell’s Facebook page and through a live webcast.

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright — a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor — will deliver the keynote address. The first female secretary of state and the 64th overall, Albright was the highest-ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government at that time.

If severe weather is likely, including thunderstorms with lightning, high winds, heavy or prolonged rain, Commencement may be delayed or moved indoors. This will be determined by 7 a.m. on Sunday morning. Announcements about the change will be made through campus email notification.

The procession and Ceremony may also be delayed by up to two hours, then remain outdoors as planned. If the ceremony is indoors, it will be held in Gerhard Fieldhouse at 10 a.m. Only graduates and ticket holders will be permitted. For weather-related updates, call 570-577-2020.