Attending Commencement

Summer 2021 commencement will take place on Saturday, August 14, 2021. As Penn State continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for summer commencement ceremonies are being discussed. Graduating students will receive additional details as summer commencement approaches, and can also check for more information.

In spring 2022, the University also plans to welcome 2020 graduates and their families back to campuses to celebrate their graduation. More specific information and a date will be announced as plans develop.

How to Reserve Your Seat at Commencement

Plans for summer 2021 commencement ceremonies are still being discussed. As summer commencement approaches, students who filed their intent to graduate will receive information about attending any in-person commencement ceremonies that may take place, including details about reserving your seat at commencement, if needed.