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Commencement

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 2020 Commencement ceremony, visit the Commencement web site.

March 2020

Due to the restrictions in place to address COVID-19, Penn will not be holding our traditional Commencement on campus in May.

A virtual celebration will be held on May 18 recognizing the Class of 2020 as Penn graduates. The University will also celebrate and honor the Class of 2020 with Commencement ceremonies on Penn's campus the weekend of May 22-23, 2021.

For detailed information on the Commencement ceremony, visit the Commencement web site.



Visit a list of past honorary degree recipients. 

 

 

COMMENCEMENT DATES & PROGRAMS

Future Penn Commencement Dates

Dates of future Commencement ceremonies:

  • Monday, May 18, 2020 Virtual Celebration
  • Monday, May 17, 2021
  • Sunday, May 23, 2021 Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
  • 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 
ofcsec@pobox.upenn.edu

May 20, 2019 Penn's Commencement Slideshow

University of Pennsylvania's 263rd Commencement ceremony