Based on the recent recommendations of the CDC and leading public health experts, who are now directing against any public gatherings of more than 50 people for the next two months, we cannot responsibly plan to bring thousands of people to campus for our traditional Commencement and Alumni Weekend in May.  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—we are cancelling 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:

Alumni Weekend Information

Engineering Tent: Saturday, May 16

All Penn Engineering alumni and their families are invited by the Development and Alumni Relations Office to enjoy a picnic lunch with Dean Vijay Kumar, members of the Engineering Alumni Society, faculty, and graduating students in the Engineering tent. The tent will be located on College Green in front of Van Pelt Library. If you and/or your parents would like to attend, please RSVP to Brad Richards at

A full calendar of Alumni Weekend events is available at the Alumni Weekend website.