MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT GUTMANN REGARDING PENN COMMENCEMENT CELEBRATIONS:

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/

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 12:00  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 12:00 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.