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: https://coronavirus.upenn.edu/
Faculty members who are participating in the 2020 Penn Engineering Graduation Ceremonies are requested to contact Katharine Miller at email@example.com or call 215-898-7244 to order complimentary academic garb and to indicate attendance plans for the Graduation Ceremonies. Garb will be delivered to department offices several days before Commencement.
All SEAS faculty are invited to participate in the University’s commencement ceremony on Monday, May 18, 2020. If you would like to partake in the ceremony, please register on the Faculty/Administration Registration website by Friday, May 1 (the registration link will be posted when available). If you have trouble accessing this web page, please call (215) 898-7369. Detailed information will be emailed to those participating in the ceremony. Information is also available at http://www.upenn.edu/commencement/facadmin/.