2017 Graduation Ceremony Information

Ph.D. Commencement Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Ceremony Timing: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: Irvine Auditorium

Master's Commencement Ceremony

Date: Friday, May 12, 2017
Ceremony Timing: 3:30-5:30pm
Location: Palestra

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Ceremony Timing: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Palestra

University of Pennsylvania's 261st Commencement
Monday, May 15, 2017

Family members and friends who are unable to attend Penn's 261st Commencement may view the ceremony over the Internet. Webcast coverage of the ceremony from Franklin Field will begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Monday, May 15, 2017. Visit the University's Commencement website for more information regarding this ceremony.
(Link to the Webcast will be posted here a few days before the ceremony)


Tickets are not required for any of the Engineering ceremonies, no RSVPs are required and there is no limit to the number of guests per student.

A photographer from Legacy Photographics will be at each ceremony.  Each student will be photographed as they cross the stage. Legacy Photographics will contact each graduate after the ceremony with information on how to purchase these photos. If you have any questions, please contact Legacy directly at 800-444-2550 or 610-279-1791 or visit their website www.legacyphoto.com

Please direct all questions regarding ceremony logistics to the Dean's Office at 215-898-7244 or chambrel@seas.upenn.edu

All questions regarding student eligibility to graduate should be directed to the Engineering Office of Research and Academic Services at 215-898-7246.

Graduation Ceremonies at Penn