Penn State World Campus typically hosts a Graduation Celebration for our students, their families, and friends. One of our favorite World Campus traditions, the celebration gives us a chance to both meet one another in person after semesters of working together at a distance, and celebrate your remarkable achievements with you and your families.
Penn State World Campus hosts a Graduation Celebration for our graduating students and their families. The celebration allows us to meet in person after semesters of working together at a distance, and to celebrate your remarkable achievements.
Fall 2021 commencement will take place on Saturday, December 18, 2021. As Penn State continues to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, plans are still being discussed for fall commencement ceremonies and for the World Campus graduation celebration. Graduating students will receive additional details as fall commencement approaches, and can also check commencement.psu.edu for more information.
All 2020 graduates and their families and friends are invited to attend a celebration at University Park during the weekend of April 29 to May 1, 2022. The celebration will be specifically for the Class of 2020 and will include commencement ceremonies and other activities and events throughout the weekend. More information is available in this Penn State News article and on the University’s commencement website. A detailed schedule of events and activities for the weekend is forthcoming.
Graduates should make sure their email address is up to date to receive future email updates and event details from the University about the weekend.
The World Campus Graduation Celebration typically includes a recognition ceremony and dinner buffet, as well as a family-friendly reception for World Campus graduates, faculty, and staff. Graduating students whose commencement ceremonies take place on the University Park campus receive an invitation during their semester of graduation, after filing an intent to graduate.
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