BETHLEHEM, PA, May 2, 2024: Today, Moravian University announced it will hold its on-campus commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4, at 10:00 a.m. on John Makuvek Field, located on its Main Street campus. The 282nd commencement ceremony will be the final event of the weekend to celebrate new Moravian University graduates, following Intercultural Graduation and Baccalaureate, both being held on Friday, May 3.

“Every class that graduates from Moravian University is special, but the Class of 2024 is unique in that most never had a traditional high school graduation, due to the pandemic,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian University. “We know that these students have gone through a lot just to reach this important milestone, and we’re thrilled to help celebrate this accomplishment with the students, as well as their family and friends.”

Moravian University will confer degrees to nearly 500 bachelor degree candidates, more than 200 graduate degree candidates and 32 doctoral degree candidates.

Vice President and Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Dr. G. Christopher Hunt, will address all of the Class of 2024 graduates.

Todd Reedy, Class of 2024, will make a statement to bachelor’s degree candidates, and graduate student Debra Fraser-Howze, Class of 2024, will address all of the graduate degree candidates. Dr. Honnie Patricia Spencer ‘90 will receive an honorary degree. 

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Event details:

Intercultural Graduation
Friday, May 3, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. 
Foy Concert Hall
342 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

Friday, May 3, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. 
Central Moravian Church
73 W. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, 18018

Moravian University’s 282nd Commencement
Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
Main Street campus at John Makuvek Field
Across from 221 W. Locust Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

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Moravian University
Michael Corr
Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications

About Moravian University
Moravian University is the nation’s sixth-oldest university, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian University degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to midsize independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.