• What is “commencement”?

    Commencement is a graduation ceremony at which diplomas are conferred.

  • How do I know if I am eligible to graduate?

    Work with your academic advisor and program director to ensure you have met all of the degree requirements. In addition, see the participation requirements section.

  • What is “regalia” and is it required for graduation?

    Regalia refers to the formal attire worn during a graduation ceremony. This attire includes graduation gowns, caps, cords, stoles and hoods. To participate in commencement at Manor, you must wear the proper regalia. See the regalia section for complete information.


  • I have guests with special needs (disabilities), how can I accommodate their needs at the ceremony?

    We have special needs seating area at commencement to accommodate those that have a medical need. Contact Dean of Students, Allison Mootz, to discuss you or your guests needs.

  • I didn’t receive anything in the mail, so how can I obtain graduation information?

    All information regarding graduation may be found on this commencement website. E-mail notices are sent to the entire Manor community advising everyone that https://manor.edu/student-life/graduation/ is the primary source for commencement information. The site is updated regularly, so check back often.

  • What if I want my diploma before the October ceremony?

    If you would like your diploma mailed to you, please email Shelia Gillespie at sgillespie@manor.edu. We will ship the diplomas as soon as possible!

Do you have a question regarding graduation that is not covered on this site?

Please email Dean Allison Mootz at amootz@manor.edu and we will get back to you soon with an answer.

Local Hotel Accommodations/Dining Offers

If you are planning on staying at a hotel near Manor College, Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Fort Washington offers a rate discount of 10% off.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Washington
432 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Book your hotel here!

Hilton Garden Inn is offering a special rate to students, family and friends of Manor College students ($139 M-Th, $114 Fri-Sun).

Rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, and the hotel has an indoor swimming pool and fitness center. 

Book with the special rate by following this link.

Hilton Garden Inn
Philadelphia/Fort Washington
530 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Fort Washington, PA
Ph: 215-646-4637

Looking for a great place to eat with your family and friends before or after Commencement? Iron Hill Brewery, less than one mile from campus, has great food.