2016 Graduation Ceremony Information

Full Schedule of Penn Engineering's 2016 Commencement Events
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University of Pennsylvania's 260th Commencement
Monday, May 16, 2016

Family members and friends who are unable to attend Penn's 260th 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 16, 2016. 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)

Undergraduate Luncheon & Commencement Ceremony

Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Ceremony Timing: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Palestra
Luncheon: 12:00-2:00 pm - Immediately following University Commencement
Student Speaker: Adam Stravitz
Keynote Speaker: Lloyd W. Howell, Jr.
Live Stream: Click to View

PDFs of the luncheon invitations can be found here.

Master's Luncheon & Commencement Ceremony

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Ceremony Timing: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: Palestra
Luncheon: 12:30-2:00pm - Immediately before the ceremony.
Keynote Speaker: Gayle Laakmann McDowell
Live Stream: Click to View

PDFs of the luncheon invitations can be found here.

Ph.D. Ceremony & Reception

Date: Thursday, May 12, 2016
Ceremony Timing: 3:30-4:30pm
Location: Irvine Auditorium
Reception: Hall of Flags, Houston Hall - Immediately following the ceremony.
Keynote Speaker: David Ege


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