To protect the health of our graduates, their families, alumni, and faculty and staff of the University—our highest priority in the face of this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic—the University is canceling this year’s on-campus Commencement events and moving them to a virtual ceremony that will be broadcast online.

To read President Gutmann’s full statement, please visit:  https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/

Penn Engineering Commencement 2020

To the 2020 Penn Engineering graduates:  This is a special moment, a moment to celebrate, not only for you, but also for your faculty and advisors, your loved ones, your friends and peers, and all of those who have challenged and cheered you on during your many years of study and hard work at Penn. We are proud of you and of all that you have accomplished. Because of this pride, and despite the disappointment of not celebrating you in person, the Penn Engineering faculty do not want this moment to pass without recognizing your accomplishments.

In lieu of an in-person ceremony, the School of Engineering will congratulate the Class of 2020 with virtual celebrations. Please return to this page to watch our graduate programs on the dates and times noted below; links will be posted here.

Recognition of the Penn Engineering Class of 2020
Doctoral Graduates
Thursday, May 14, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET

Join us to hear a message from the Dean of Penn Engineering, Dr. Vijay Kumar, and view a virtual roll call of the Class of 2020 doctoral graduates, complete with video messages from our graduates and members of the Penn Engineering faculty. The total run time of this virtual celebration is 35 minutes.

View the Doctoral 2020 virtual celebration page
YouTube Link | Panopto Link

Recognition of the Penn Engineering Class of 2020
Undergraduate and Master’s Graduates
Friday, May 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. ET

In this celebration, Dean Vijay Kumar will address the Penn Engineering Class of 2020 undergraduate and master’s graduates and their loved ones. Join us to hear Dean Kumar’s address, view student photos, and watch congratulatory video messages submitted by students’ families and by Penn Engineering faculty and staff.

View the Undergraduate and Master’s 2020 virtual celebration page
YouTube Link | Panopto Link

University of Pennsylvania’s 264th Commencement
Monday, May 18, 2020, 11:00 A.M. EST

The University Commencement celebration will be available via the University’s Commencement site.

Further Information

Please direct general ceremony questions to the Dean’s Office at seasdean@seas.upenn.edu.


Regalia is not needed for the online ceremonies, but if you would like regalia for your own celebrations, please visit the University’s Oak Hall website.