Visitor Information

For information regarding directions, lodging and parking, please visit the University’s Commencement site to plan your visit to campus.

Reserved seating for guests who use wheelchairs and those with limited physical mobility or medical conditions will be available for all Penn Engineering ceremonies. For guests with special access and/or seating needs, please see Accessibility Information.

Undergraduate Ceremony – Saturday, May 16

  • Doors to The Palestra for the graduation ceremony will open at 1:30 p.m. for general guest seating. The ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m and will last until 4:30 p.m.
  • No tickets are required for the ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of guests per student.

Master’s Ceremony – Friday, May 15

  • Doors to The Palestra will open at 1:30 p.m. for general guest seating. The ceremony starts at 2:00 p.m. and will last until 4:30 p.m.
  • No tickets are required for the ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of guests per student.

Ph.D. Ceremony – Thursday, May 14

  • Doors to Irvine Auditorium will open at 3:00 p.m. for guest seating. The ceremony starts at 3:30 p.m. and will last until 4:30 p.m.
  • Following the Ph.D. commencement ceremony, the Dean and faculty of Penn Engineering will host a reception for the Ph.D. graduates and their guests from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
  • No tickets are required for the ceremony, and there is no limit to the number of guests per student.