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The summer 2017 undergraduate commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at 10:30 am in the Bryce Jordan Center. Graduates are to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Doors open at 9:00 a.m.

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.

All students who have applied for graduation in summer 2017 will receive their graduation packet from the Office of Campus and Community events. 

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 2017 Student Marshal


Sylvia Biscoveanu
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science


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

Future Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Dates:

Fall 2017: Saturday, December 16, 2017, at 12:30 pm, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Spring 2018: Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 9:00 am, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 


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