College to celebrate 142nd Commencement this weekend

Grove City College will hold its 142nd Commencement this weekend, with more than 550 students earning bachelor’s degrees in the arts, sciences, music, and electrical and mechanical engineering.

Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14, on the Quad between Harbison Chapel and Crawford Hall on the campus of Grove City College. The College will hold a Baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, in Harbison Chapel..Both events will be livestreamed at

In the event of inclement weather, commencement will be in the Arena of the Physical Learning Center on campus and tickets will be required for entry. Those without tickets may watch the simulcast in Ketler Auditorium of the Pew Fine Arts Center on campus.

Alumnus Dr. Stephen “Andy” Sems ’95 will deliver the commencement address. An orthopedic surgeon with the Mayo Clinic, Sems is widely regarded internationally for his innovative and revolutionary approach to treating people with congenital, developmental, and traumatic limb deformities.

Sems earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Grove City College and his background as an engineer is critical to his work repairing and regenerating malformed and broken bones. His work has improved countless lives. For more about Sems, listen to his interview on the ‘Mid the Pines podcast at

The College will present Sems with an honorary Doctor of Science degree at commencement. Similar honors will also be conferred to Baccalaureate speaker Dr. Colin Messer, professor of English, and David R. Rathburn ’79, former chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees.

Grove City College will also award its first Master of Science in Business Analytics degrees. The College recently began offering graduate programs and introduced a new MBA program this year. For more about online and graduate programs, visit

College to celebrate 142nd Commencement this weekend

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