Penn State World Campus hosts a celebration at the University Park campus for our graduating students and their families. This celebration allows us to meet in person after semesters of working together at a distance and to celebrate your remarkable achievements. It is in addition to your commencement ceremony.
Graduating students and their families are invited to stop by this open house reception whenever it's convenient. The event features family-friendly activities, photo opportunities, and an address from Vice Provost Renata Engel. Refreshments will be served. Invitations will be emailed for our event: Friday, December 16, at The Penn Stater.
Fall 2022 commencement will take place Saturday, December 17, 2022. Graduating students will receive additional details as commencement approaches and can also check the Penn State commencement website for more information.
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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