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The fall 2016 undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 12:30 pm, in the Bryce Jordan Center. Due to the transition to LionPATH the graduation mailing to the homes of students is delayed. We hope to have the mailing out as soon as possible. Please visit the commencement website at commencement.psu.edu for additional information. The information that is mailed out in the packets is the same information that is available online. If you do not receive your packet in the mail, you can pick up your name card on the day of graduation at the registration tables located 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 "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."
  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.

Information about the fall 2016 commencement ceremony will be sent to graduates by the Office of Strategic Communications. Additional information can be found on the Office of Strategic Communications's commencement website.


Congratulations to the Fall 2016 Student Marshal

Emily Very
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science

Congratulations to the Summer 2016 Student Marshal

John Lin
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science

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:

Spring 2017: Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 9:00 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center 

Summer 2017: Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10:30 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center

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