Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Update

Update (4/16/2020): The University is planning to deliver all courses and programming virtually for the Maymester, Summer Session I and Summer Session II, through a mix of asynchronous online and synchronous remote course offerings. Learn more at

In the interest of protecting the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community members, the Graduate School has adjusted its operations to a remote format. MORE INFO>

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Graduate Exhibition - Canceled

Every year we look forward to celebrating graduate education during the Graduate Exhibition. However, given the growing concerns about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we've made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Graduate Exhibition, out of an abundance of caution.

This was a tough decision, but we take the health and safety of graduate students, faculty and community members seriously and do not want to put anyone's well-being at risk.

We know that many of you dedicated a lot of time and effort into preparing for the Exhibition, and we understand this is a disappointing situation and apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact

For video participants: If you’ve already submitted a video, we will contact you about posting the video on the Graduate School’s YouTube page, as this will still be an option.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we urge you to monitor Penn State’s Coronavirus Updates website for more information as it becomes available.

The Graduate School offers its sympathy, and our thoughts are with those of you, and those most important to you, including family members or friends, who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Friday, March 27

Research Presentations and Visual Arts

Posters, Design, Video and Visual Arts
Alumni and Heritage Halls, HUB-Robeson Center

  • 12:30-1:30 p.m., Exhibitor Check-in
  • All exhibitors must check-in and posters and designs must be setup by 1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30-2:00 p.m.,  Student Networking & Viewing of Posters
  • 1:45-2:00 p.m.,  Judge Check-in
  • 2:00-5:00 p.m.,  Judging

The Visual Arts entries (Sculptures, Photography, Paintings and more) will also be on display from March 27 - April 20, 2020, in the Art Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center (adjacent to Freeman Auditorium).

Musical Performances

Recital Hall

  • 6:15-6:45 p.m.,  Judge and Performer Check-in
  • 6:45 p.m.,  Judge Orientation
  • 7:00-8:00 p.m.,  Musical Performances
  • 8:00-8:30 p.m.,  Intermission
  • 8:30-9:30 p.m., Musical Performances

Graduate Exhibition award winners will be announced after the event, during the week of Monday, March 30, 2020.