*use your student BLC login to access both forms*

Graduation Details:

Important Graduation Information

To process final grades for consideration for Valedictorian and Salutatorian, all final grade records must be submitted to your advisor by May 17th. If you are an online live or dual enrollment student, your advisor will process your GPA independently. If chosen for Valedictorian or Salutatorian, you will be notified by May 29th to prepare your short speech to present to your classmates (virtual or in-person).

If you are on track to complete your work by the end of your school year but that date is after June 1st, you can still participate in the graduation ceremony (in-person or virtual) and receive the same diploma cover that all students receive while walking across the stage.

Date: Saturday, June 3rd  
Time: Graduation Ceremony begins at 11 A.M. EDT. Please plan to drop your student off at 8:30 A.M. EDT. Rehearsal is from 8:45 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. EDT. Parents should return for robing and take their seats at 10:30 A.M. EDT, with the Reception to follow. Hors d’oeuvres will be available following the ceremony and formal graduation group photo.  (The Ceremony will be about 1 hour and 30 minutes long.)

Graduation Day Schedule:

8:30 - Student drop off at Alumnae Hall (#2 on campus map).

*Parents, the doors are only open for seniors at this time; the Alumnae Hall doors will be open to family and guests at 10: 30 AM.  

 9:00 - Senior Portraits & Senior Mingle (icebreaker games)

 9:30-10:30 - Commencement Rehearsal

10:30 - Doors open for family and guests at Alumnae Hall

11:00-12:30 Graduation Ceremony at Alumnae Hall

12:30 Senior Group Photo outside immediately following the ceremony. Parents, meet your graduate outside before heading to the reception.

12:45-2:00 Reception

Graduation Ceremony Location:

Cedar Crest College

100 College Drive  Allentown, PA 18104

Ceremony: Alumnae Hall (#2 on the campus map)

Reception:  Canova Commons Tompkins College Center (#28 on the campus map) 

Parking: Lot C on the map - Bridgeway staff will be available to direct you to the location. 

Online Campus Map:

Upon arrival, you will check in at the Ceremony Location, Alumnae Hall.

Live Stream:

Media Submission:

Help us make the ceremony more personal and/or share your talent. Click the MEDIA SUBMISSIONS FORM link at the top of the page.

Senior Slideshow Photos: Up to 5 students "over the years" photos.

Walking the Stage Video: 10-second video of cap and gown creative presentation. Check out the “Walking the Stage” compilation from a previous year here!

Student Achievement Awards: Parents can nominate their graduate for the following award(s): Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Industrial Arts, 4-H, Outstanding Service, and Outstanding Athlete.

Musical Talent Showcase: Vocal or instrumental audition video, 4 min max, 2-3 winners selected by Graduation Committee, both in-person or virtual graduates can audition.

Graduation Photo Pre-Order: Can order senior grad pics.

Student Spotlight & Family Message: Quick student bio and family congrats message.


Commencement Speaker:

Arthur C. Woods will be our Commencement Speaker this year! He has been working with parents and teens for well over a decade - first as a youth pastor at a large church and now as a premier life coach for teenagers. He holds a bachelor's degree in youth ministry from Lancaster Bible College and a master's degree in student & family ministry from Capital Bible Seminary. Arthur is also a certified teen coach practitioner through Teen Coach Academy and currently sits on the board of directors of Camp Orchard Hill, a large youth camp in Pennsylvania. He is an experienced speaker, teacher, and coach. Arthur and his wife, Elizabeth have been married for over 23 years and together they have served as foster parents, CRR treatment home parents, and temporary respite parents. They live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Dress Code:

Please follow these dress code guidelines for the graduation ceremony:

Male students: Button shirts with collars and long dress pants. A tie is recommended but not required.

Female students: Conservative dresses or skirts, shirts, and dress pants. No skin-tight dresses or short skirts are permitted. High heels are discouraged as they are difficult to walk across the stage and up and down steps.

*If you choose to decorate your cap, all content must be appropriate, respectful, and in line with a commencement ceremony. Bridgeway has the right to remove your cap if deemed necessary.*

Cap and Gown Information:

Students attending in person must order a cap and gown directly from Graduation Source in Royal Blue/Shiny. The tassel should have a 2023 charm and color choices #1 royal blue and #2 gold. You can purchase the package that we recommenHERE. Ordering a cap and gown is optional for those not attending in person; however, in the coming months, students will have the opportunity to send in a video of themselves "walking the stage." Last year, many of our students chose to wear their caps and gowns for this opportunity. 
Interested in purchasing a class ring? You can purchase this independently and we recommend this website. Bridgeway does not order any class jewelry. 
For seniors attending the in-person graduation, tassels and diploma covers will be issued at graduation TEMPORARILY just for ceremony and picture usage. The tassel, diploma, diploma cover, and official transcripts for ALL SENIORS will be sent via mail for security and safety purposes.  

Graduation Photos: 

You have the opportunity to pre-order graduation and senior portrait photos. If you are interested in more information and/or pre-ordering photos, please click here

There will be an option to order photos post-graduation ceremony. Please return to this page, two weeks following the ceremony, for more information at that time.

Recommended Hotels:

We recommend the following hotels for those of you traveling to Pennsylvania for the Bridgeway Graduation: 

Bridgeway does not offer discounts or deals with the hotels below (with the exception of Holiday Inn Allentown/Bethlehem) 

These are just suggestions:

  1. Holiday Inn Allentown-Bethlehem - Discounted deal rate $139.00/night when booking for Bridgeway Academy Graduation 
  2. Four Points by Sheraton Allentown Lehigh Valley
  3. Hilton Garden Inn Allentown Bethlehem Airport
  4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Allentown 
  5. Hyatt Place Allentown / Lehigh Valley
Regional Airport: ABE International

Questions about COVID?

Covid-19 Updates from Cedar Crest College (graduation location) are found here. We ask that everyone follows the CDC guidelines for COVID-19.