(Candidates for graduation should report by 5:30 p.m.)
No tickets are necessary.
Commencement Speaker: Ambassador at Large Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
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Information for Graduates
Intent to Graduate: Activate your intent to graduate for the fall on eLion from August 18 through September 8.
Ceremony Registration: Candidates planning to attend the ceremony need to R.S.V.P. with the Registrar's Office at Senior Salute Days on Monday, October 27 from 10 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in the Reed Wintergarden. If you miss Senior Salute, please contact the Registrar's Office as soon as possible at (814) 898-6104.
Caps, Gowns, Rings, and Announcement Cards: Students participating in the academic procession and ceremony must wear caps and gowns, which can be purchased during Senior Salute Days on October 28 and 29. At this time, students may purchase class rings and personalized commencement announcement cards. For more information, please contact the Penn State Bookstore at 814-898-6236.
Diplomas: If you wish to change the way your name will appear on your diploma, students should file a request for a name change promptly through the Registrar's office. They may also obtain more information during Senior Salute Days.
Information for Guests
Photography: To commemorate this milestone occasion, a professional photograph is taken of each graduate. Prior to commencement, a mailing will be sent that details this arrangement, including how to place an order. To avoid congestion and to maintain decorum in the ceremony, we ask that family and friends refrain from approaching the stage when taking pictures or using a video camera.
Parking: After 5:00 p.m., Family and friends are encouraged to arrive with sufficient time to park and walk to the Junker Center before the ceremony begins. We suggest that guests arrive no later than one-half hour before the ceremony. Parking at the Junker Center is limited, so visitors may be directed to a nearby parking lot.
Travel and Accommodations: This site includes information about transportation, directions to Behrend, and nearby hotels.