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The spring 2018 undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 9:00 am in the Bryce Jordan Center.

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.

Graduation Procedures

Follow these steps to ensure you will complete your degree:

  1. Review your Academic Requirements report (Degree Audit) in the My Academics page in LionPATH to verify that your degree requirements are in progress. 
  2. Consult your academic adviser with concerns or degree audit questions.
  3. Notify the university of your intent to graduate.
  4. 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. 

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.

All students who have applied for graduation in spring 2018 will receive an email from the graduation coordinator in early April that contains the link to the online senior survey. Graduating seniors will be asked to show receipt of completion of the senior survey prior to picking up his/her graduation packet. 

Graduation Packet Distribution is scheduled for the following dates/times in the lower level of the Ritenour Building:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 12, 2018       10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday, April 13, 2018           10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday, April 16, 2018         12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, April 17, 2018        12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. 

Please bring your name card with you on the day of commencement. If you don't have a name card, please stop at the registration table on the event floor to get a replacement card. 

Guest seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the concourse level. Tickets are not required for the ceremony. There is no guest limit -- relatives and friends are welcome to attend. Users will be available if assistance is needed. 

Additional information for graduates can be found on the Office of Strategic Communications's commencement website.


Congratulations to the Spring 2018 Student Marshal

Mackenzie Moon
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science 


Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Student Marshal

Andrew Doberstein
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science

Congratulations to the Summer 2017 Student Marshal

Labeed Almani
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science



Future Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Dates:

Summer 2018: Saturday, August 11, 2018, at 10:30 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Fall 2018: Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 12:30 pm, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 



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