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University of Pennsylvania

The Office of the University Secretary coordinates the University's ceremonial activities including Convocation, the Baccalaureate ceremony and Commencement.

For detailed information on the Commencement ceremony, visit the Commencement web site or telephone (215) 898-7006. Visit a list of past honorary degree recipients. 

Future Penn Commencement Dates

Dates of future Commencement ceremonies:

  • Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Monday, May 16, 2022

Penn Commencement Programs

Copies of the most recent Commencement programs are available through this office:

Office of the University Secretary
University of Pennsylvania 
1 College Hall Room 211 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303 
(215) 898-7005 Phone
(215) 898-0103 Fax 

May 20, 2019 Penn's Commencement Slideshow

University of Pennsylvania's 263rd Commencement ceremony