Commencement

Major Changes to Commencement

Due to the University and world response to COVID-19, Penn announced on March 16 that the May 2020 on-campus Commencement events are cancelled. This page will be updated as more information about alternate Commencement arrangements becomes available.

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.

Read the full message to the University Community here.

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: sp2reg@sp2.upenn.edu.

Speakers

Speakers

Speakers

Review a list of previous SP2 Commencement speakers.

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For Graduates

For Graduates

For Graduates

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

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For Guests

For Guests

For Guests

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

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