Congratulations, Class of 2019!


Diplomas will be mailed to May graduates over the summer. Diplomas are mailed by the University via First Class mail and will be sent to the permanent address listed in Penn-In-Touch, unless a different address is specified in the “Temporary Address Field,” effective from June 1 – September 30. International diplomas can take up to eight weeks for delivery. International students who are planning to stay in the U.S. through September 30 should designate a temporary U.S. address in Penn-In-Touch or contact the Diploma Coordinator (before July 1) to arrange to pick up the diploma from the Office of the University Secretary. Please go to for more information.

Graduation Photos

Each graduate will receive proofs of class and individual photos shortly after graduation. Proofs will be emailed to students and mailed to their permanent address (unless use of an alternate address was requested).

Penn O365 email accounts expire on:

  • October 18th for students graduating in Spring or Summer.
  • March 1st for students graduating in Fall.

Please be sure to access any important information you may have saved in your Penn email account before expiration. All Penn Alumni are eligible to create a QuakerNet Gmail account at More information about this service can be found at

*Please note that if you are an active Penn employee or student in another school at Penn, you will continue to use the email account associated with your Penn school/center of employment.

Any questions regarding email account expiration can be directed to SP2 Information Services,

August and December Graduation Application

This form is to be completed by all SP2 students who are planning to graduate in August or December. It must be submitted by the following dates in order for the graduation application to be processed:

August Graduation: July 15
December Graduation: November 1

Students who graduate in August or December are invited to return the following May to participate in the University and SP2 Commencement ceremonies. Students should check the websites in early spring for information about tickets, regalia rental, assembly times, etc.

Questions about the August/December graduation application may be directed to the SP2 Registrar:

Questions about the May graduation ceremony may be directed to the Graduation Coordinator:




Review a list of previous SP2 Commencement speakers.

Learn More
For Graduates

For Graduates

For Graduates

Graduates should review the information on this page prior to Commencement Day.

Learn More
For Guests

For Guests

For Guests

Guests of SP2 graduates can review logistical information regarding the ceremony.

Learn More

SP2 News

Imrul Mazid

Student Life

Connecting Communities: NPL Student & AMCLI Fellow Reflects on Muslim American Nonprofit Leadership

For Imrul Mazid, a student in the Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership (NPL) program at Penn’s School of Social...

Catherine Wilsnack and Allison Werner-Lin

Faculty & Research, Alumni Stories

SP2 Alumna Earns National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Research Training Award Fellowship

For the last decade, Allison Werner-Lin, PhD, LCSW, associate professor at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), has...

SP2 Task Force-selected books for "One Book, One SP2": Unapologetic and White Fragility

Faculty & Research, Student Life

One Book, One SP2: Students, Faculty, and Staff to Engage in Readings, Dialogue Around Race, Intersectionality, and Social Justice

This summer, the entire School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) community has been invited to engage in a collective...

SP2 Student Presenters Xiaorui (Mia) Hou and Xiaoxuan He at the Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium

Faculty & Research, Student Life

Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium Takes Policy Conversations Beyond the Classroom

Held at Penn’s School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), the Data for Equitable Justice Lab Symposium featured an afternoon...

Discover More