Current Student Resources


Spring 2021

  • Commencement Address: Bob McKinnon ('90)

Fall 2020

Summer 2020

Spring 2020

Future Undergraduate Commencement Dates

  • Summer 2021: Aug. 14, 2021
  • Fall 2021: Dec. 18, 2021
  • Spring 2022: May 7, 2022


For a complete listing of overnight accommodations for commencement, area restaurants, and
driving directions and maps, please contact the Central Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors
Bureau for assistance. The Bureau does not take reservations, but will provide information. Please
visit, or call 800-358-5466 or 814-231-1400.


  • Where do students purchase caps, gowns, announcements and related commencement items?
    The Penn State Bookstore
  • What if a student forgets to purchase a cap and gown?
    The Bookstore is open all weekend during commencement for last-minute caps and gowns.
  • How do students confirm they have met all the requirements for graduation?
    Students may run a degree audit by scheduling a meeting with an adviser or making a drop-in visit, which are available weekday mornings.
  • When do students get their diplomas?
    They will be mailed, at no cost, to all graduates who have satisfied all University, Bellisario College and major requirements approximately four weeks after the cermony.

General commencement information may be found at