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The summer 2019 commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 10:30 am on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in the Bryce Jordan Center. The ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes and include remarks by President Eric Barron, the conferring of degrees, individual recognition of each graduate while crossing the stage, and a welcome into the Penn State Alumni Association.

Graduation Reminders for your final semester:

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. 

Additional Reminders:

  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.

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.

Commencement Instructions:

Summer 2019 graduating seniors (those in applied status in LionPATH): Your name card will be mailed to you in the month prior to commencement. 

IMPORTANT! You must bring your Nomenclator Card with you on the day of commencement! 

If you happen to lose your nomenclator card, an extra card will be available at the registration table on the day of commencement. 

Graduates should plan to arrive at least 45 minutes before the ceremony start time. Enter Gate B of the BJC. Once in the building, enter the arena floor via Portal 15, and sit in your college's section. Be in your seat at least 20 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. 

You will be directed to the stage by the University Marshals at the appropriate time. 

 It is the expectation that all students will remain on the floor until the conclusion of the ceremony out of respect for the importance and dignity of this occasion. Early departures are disruptive to other graduates and their families. Remaining to share equally in every graduate's moment says much about who we are as a community of Penn Staters, and is a true demonstration of "WE ARE...PENN STATE." 

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


Congratulations to the Summer 2019 Student Marshal




Congratulations to the Spring 2019 Student Marshal

Sylvia Bintrim
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science


Congratulations to the Fall 2018 Student Marshal

Nhi Tran
College Student Marshal
Eberly College of Science

Future Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Dates:

Fall 2019: Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 12:30 pm, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 

Spring 2020: Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm, in the Bryce Jordan Center. 

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