Graduation Celebration

Each semester we host a Graduation Celebration for Penn State World Campus 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. We look forward to welcoming you to Penn State's University Park campus for this event.

Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State will hold its fall 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on Saturday, December 19. Graduating students will receive additional information. The fall 2020 World Campus Graduation Celebration will not be held. Penn State is still exploring options for celebrating the achievements of our students in person in the future. Check back for updates.

During the celebration there is a recognition ceremony, dinner buffet, as well as a family-friendly reception where you will have a chance to meet fellow World Campus graduates, faculty, and staff  in person.

Graduating students whose commencement ceremonies take place on the University Park campus will receive an invitation during their semester of graduation, after filing an intent to graduate.

Make Your Travel Arrangements Early

Hotels near University Park fill fast, so make your hotel reservations as soon as you know your travel plans!