2023 Doctoral Ceremony

Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
Location: Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

Reception to follow at the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall from 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Ceremony Livestream

Note: If you are unable to access YouTube, a recording of this event is available via Panopto here.

Keynote Speaker

Lance R. CollinsLance R. Collins

Lance R. Collins in 2020 was named the inaugural vice president and executive director of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. Prior to that he was dean of engineering at Cornell. In 2011, he was part of the team that successfully bid to partner with New York City to build Cornell Tech. As dean, Collins accelerated the college’s diversity efforts, overseeing the increase in underrepresented minority students from 8 to 19 percent, and undergraduate women from 33 to 50 percent. Collins’ research uses simulation to study turbulent processes. In 2021 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Connect and Celebrate With Us!

Penn Engineering encourages our graduates and their families to post on social media using #PennEngineeringProud on Instagram and Twitter (there is also a webform for participation if attendees are not on social media) so that we can include your photos and messages in our celebrations. Participants can also view our social media wall.

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