Graduation and Commencement
At the beginning of the semester in which you plan to graduate, you must apply for graduation in LionPATH during the Intent to Graduate Activation Period. Before you can be certified for graduation, it is your responsibility to ensure that all degree requirements have been met and it is a good idea to meet with your academic adviser while readying for graduation.
Follow these steps to ensure you will complete your degree:
- Review your "Degree Audit" to verify that your degree requirements are in progress. When you are eligible to graduate, the following statement should appear on the audit: "ALL REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET OR ARE IN PROGRESS."
- Consult your academic adviser with concerns or degree audit questions.
- Notify the university of your intent 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.
Eberly College of Science Commencement Policy
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.
All students who have applied for graduation in spring 2017 will receive an email from the commencement coordinator on or about March 24, 2017. The email will include a link to a brief senior survey each graduate will be asked to complete prior to picking up his/her graduation packet. The graduation packet contains detailed information and instructions about the commencement ceremony. It also includes your name card, which is your ticket to the event floor on the day of the commencement ceremony.
Graduation Packet Pick-up is scheduled for the following dates/times in 16 Ritenour Building:
Tuesday, April 4 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday, April 6 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, April 12 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, April 14 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Additional information for graduates can be found on the Office of Strategic Communications's commencement website.
Congratulations to the Spring 2017 Student Marshal
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science
Congratulations to the Fall 2016 Student Marshal
Congratulations to the Summer 2016 Student Marshal
Congratulations to the Spring 2016 Student Marshals
Joshua T. Bram Anna K. Wing
College Student Marshal College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science Eberly College of Science
Future Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Dates:
Summer 2017: Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10:30 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center
Fall 2017: Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 12:30 pm, in the Bryce Jordan Center.