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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! 

Spring 2024 Commencement

Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.   

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

Future Ceremonies

Summer 2024: Saturday, August 10, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.
Bryce Jordan Center

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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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For Veterans and Servicemembers

The Office of Veterans Affairs and Services hosts a special ceremony to award our Penn State student veterans and servicemembers their Military Honor Cord. 

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