2018 Penn Engineering Graduation

Full Schedule of Penn Engineering's 2018 Commencement Events [pdf]

Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ceremony Timing: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (Doors open for guest seating at 3:00)
Location: Irvine Auditorium
Reception: 4:30-6:00 p.m., Hall of Flags, Houston Hall - Immediately following the ceremony.
Speaker: Jerry Kaplan

Master's Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 11, 2018

Ceremony Timing: 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Doors open for guest seating at 3:00)
Location: Palestra
Open House and Reception: 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Immediately before the ceremony.
Speaker: Robin Ren
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Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 12, 2018

Ceremony Timing: 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Doors open for guest seating at 1:30)
Location: Palestra
Open House and Luncheon: 12:00-1:30 p.m. - Immediately before the ceremony.
Speaker: Vanessa Chan
Student Speaker: Nicholas Stiansen
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University of Pennsylvania's 262nd Commencement
Monday, May 14, 2018

Family members and friends who are unable to attend Penn's 262nd 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 14, 2018. Visit the University's Commencement website for more information regarding this ceremony. *Please note that individual student recognition (in which students walk across the stage) is done only at Penn Engineering ceremonies.


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. You may also 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