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The fall 2018 undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:30 pm in the Bryce Jordan Center. Graduates should plan to arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. Graduation packets were mailed to your home address by the Office of Campus & Community Events in mid-November. If you did not receive your graduation packet, duplicates of your nomenclature card will be available on site at graduation.

Declare Intent to Graduate

It is the graduating student's responsibility to notify the University of his or her intent to graduate. This should be done by using the Graduating This Semester LionPATH application at the beginning of the semester the student plans to graduate. 

If you have missed the deadline to apply for graduation during the activation period in LionPATH, please contact your adviser or the undergraduate program office of your major. 

Graduation Reminders for your final semester:

  1. Review your Academic Requirements report (Degree Audit) in the My Academics page in LionPATH to verify that your degree requirements are met or in progress. 
  2. Consult your academic adviser with concerns or degree audit questions.
  3. Work with your instructors to clear up any deferred grades. Deferred grades will not count towards your degree. 
  4. Be sure to address any registration holds. You can find hols in the communication center in LionPATH.
  5. Pay your Bursar bill. Students must have all charges paid to the University prior to graduation. 
  6. If you are transferring credits to Penn State from another institution, please consult with your adviser in advance to make sure the courses are approved for transfer and will meet your remaining PSU degree requirements. Please remember that you must earn at least a C grade and provide an official transcript to PSU in order for the course to be added to your transcript. This must occur before the graduation approval deadline.

Learn more about graduation procedures in the University Undergraduate Advising Handbook and the University Registrar.

Eberly College of Science Commencement Policy

Commencement Coordinator
Lynne O'Cain


The commencement ceremony is an event that marks a major milestone for graduates and their families.

To preserve this tradition and the meaning of commencement as a celebration of the completion of the degree, Penn State Science has established this policy:

Only Penn State Science seniors who have completed all degree requirements for graduation and filed their intent to graduate are permitted to walk across the stage and have their names read at the commencement ceremony.

Additional information and instructions about the summer commencement ceremony can be found at commencement.psu.edu. 


Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Student Marshal

Nhi Tran
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science


Congratulations to the Summer 2018 Student Marshal

Jonathan McKellar
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science


Congratulations to the Spring 2018 Student Marshal

Mackenzie Moon
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science 


Future Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Dates:

Spring 2019: Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 9:00 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Summer 2019: Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:30 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 


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