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Senior Weekend 2014


The weekend begins with a family preview of the Senior Show & Celebration on Friday, May 2 from 4-5 pm.  The show will be open to the public from 5-8 pm. The annual Senior Show  & Celebration is Lancaster's largest one-day gallery event by a single organization.


The Senior Show & Celebration features 60,000 sq. feet of exhibition space filled with art in a variety of media by the Class of 2014  -- much of it for sale.  Live music, refreshments, friends and family are also why this celebration is unique in Lancaster.


The 32nd Commencement of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) will be held the following day, Saturday, May 3 at 11 am in the Anne & Richard Barshinger Center on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College. The graduation speaker is  Deborah Obalil, executive director for the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD). 


Full information about Ms. Obalil is at


Gail Anderson, designer, writer, and educator, will receive an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts (honoris causa) for a lifetime of achievement in her field.


Full information about Ms. Anderson is at


Seniors will receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in one of four majors: illustration, graphic design, fine arts, and photography, during the May 3rd commencement ceremonies.



Parents and families: Travel information

Learn about lodging options for your stay in Lancaster during Senior Weekend. Visit the official website of the local visitors bureau  -- -- to browse the many different places to stay overnight.


For directions to PCA&D and Lancaster, simply go to



For a few more weeks, we'll keep the story (below) about Senior Weekend '13 so you can follow the useful links to photos, travel information, and other info about this PCA&D tradition.


Senior Show & Celebration 2013

It all began on Friday, May 2 with the "Senior Show & Celebration." From 4 - 5 p.m., there was a family preview and from 5 - 8 p.m., all floors opened to the public for what we think is Lancaster City's largest one-day gallery event by a single organization. Click here for full details about the "Senior Show & Celebration."


See photos on our Facebook wall as members of the Class of 2013 work hard to hang their work. You do not have to be a registered user of Facebook to view the images. Click here.



PCA&D 31st annual Commencement: Saturday, May 4, the Class of 2013 graduates. 


The ceremony was held in Barshinger Hall on the campus of Frankin & Marshall College. Dr. Kerry Sherin Wright was graduation speaker. Wright is the Director of the Philadelphia Alumni Writers House at Franklin & Marshall College. Before joining Franklin & Marshall in 2003, Wright served for six years as the first Director of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania. Click here for details about Dr. Wright and PCA&D's 31st graduation.


See our story from 2012 graduation here.


















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