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Graduate School Commencement

Congratulations on your Graduation!

Commencement is an important ceremony that signifies an achievement in education as you move towards the next step in your career. We are excited to celebrate this milestone with you! 

Fall 2023 Commencement

Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 4:30 p.m.; Bryce Jordan Center

Future Ceremonies

Spring 2024: Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.   

  • Master’s Degree Commencement: Bryce Jordan Center
  • Doctoral Degree Commencement: Pegula Ice Arena
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Graduation Checklist

Learn about graduation requirements for all Penn State graduate students. 

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Day of Commencement

Learn where to go, when to arrive, what to bring, and more.

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For Faculty

Instructions for Faculty-at-Large, doctoral candidate advisers, and more.

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For Family and Guests

Are you attending commencement to watch a friend or loved one? Learn about accessibility seating, livestreaming, parking, and more. 

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