Current Student Resources


Information for Undergraduate Students and Families

For Students


  • In February, you will receive an email from the Registrar’s Office and our graduation vendor, Marching Order. The email will include instructions to check the spelling of your name for your diploma and how to pronounce your name so that it is read properly at commencement.
  • You may also receive emails from your adviser or from Brenda Johnson in the Advising Office. These emails will contain important information about your graduation requirements and your ability to complete your degree as planned.
  • Please respond to these emails promptly!


  • If you plan to attend the ceremony, you may purchase and pick up caps and gowns from the Penn State Bookstore on campus or at the Student Bookstore downtown at your earliest convenience.
  • To purchase regalia online, visit the Penn State Bookstore website.
  • If the cost of purchasing a cap and gown is keeping you from attending the ceremony, please contact Nikki DiOrio at

Important Dates, Events

Friday, May 5
Bellisario College Commencement Reception
1-3 p.m. / Bellisario Media Center

Saturday, May 6
Commencement Ceremony
1-2:30 p.m. / Bryce Jordan Center

  • Graduates and their families are expected to stay for the duration of the ceremony.
  • Tickets are not required for guests and there is no limit to the number of guests you can invite
  • FAQs:
  • If you or your guests require any special accommodations or assistance for the ceremony, please contact Nikki DiOrio at
  • University Park students will receive an email after Spring Break that provides details about picking up your name card and distinction cord (if applicable). Name cards are required for the ceremony.
  • World Campus students can pick up name cards at the ceremony.