Penn State campuses to hold spring 2024 commencement ceremonies May 3-5 | Penn State University (2024)

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University expects to award approximately 14,249 diplomas to students across the commonwealth

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will celebrate the accomplishments of its graduates during its spring 2024 commencement ceremonies, the majority of which will be held Friday, May 3, through Sunday, May 5.

This spring Penn State expects to award approximately14,249 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 177 associate, 11,461 baccalaureate, 1,793 master's, 410 law,244 doctoral,134medical and30medical/graduate degrees. All figures listed are estimates as ofApril 22;totals do not include Penn College.

Ceremonies at Penn State University Park

Livestream options are available for those who cannot attend the college ceremonies in person.

Schreyer Honors College Medals Ceremony

  • Ceremony:4 p.m. Friday, May 3, Bryce Jordan Center
  • Speaker: Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi

The Graduate School at Penn State

Ceremonies:

  • Master’s degree candidates: 4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5, Bryce Jordan Center
    • Speaker: Renata Engel, vice provost for Online Education at Penn State.
  • Doctoral degree candidates: 4:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5, Pegula Ice Arena
    • Speaker: Lee Kump, John Leone Dean in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and professor of geosciences.

Visitadvanced degree candidate commencementfor more information and livestreaming details.

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies at University Park

College of Arts & Architecture

  • Ceremony: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Eisenhower Auditorium.
  • Speaker: Gail Anderson, chair of the bachelor of fine arts design and advertising programs at the School of Visual Arts in New York, director at Visual Arts Press, and former senior art director at Rolling Stone

College of Agricultural Sciences

  • Ceremony: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Pegula Ice Arena.
  • Speaker: Tina J. Terrell, Senior Executive for National Recruitment, National Forest System.

Bellisario College of Communications

  • Ceremony:1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Speaker:Ali Krieger, Penn State class of 2007, former professional soccer player, Women’s World Cup champion and ESPN analyst.

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

  • Ceremony: 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Pegula Ice Arena.
  • Speaker: Jennifer Hesterman, retired colonel, U.S. Air Force.

Eberly College of Science

  • Ceremony:1 p.m. Sunday, May 5, in Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Speaker:Holden Thorp, editor in chief, Sciencejournals.

College of Education

  • Ceremony:9 a.m. Sunday, May 5, Pegula Ice Arena.
  • Speaker:Dr. Khalid N. Mumin, Pennsylvania Secretary of Education.

College of Engineering

  • Ceremony:7 p.m.Friday, May 3, Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Speaker:William Waltz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore; 2024 Outstanding Engineering Alumni honoree.

College of Health and Human Development

  • Ceremony: 9 a.m. Sunday, May 5, in the Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Speaker: Caitlin Yelinek, executive director of talent management at TIAG and president of the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board.

College of Information Sciences and Technology

  • Ceremony:9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Pegula Ice Arena.
  • Speaker:KatieMoussouris, founder and CEO, Luta Security.

College of the Liberal Arts

  • Ceremony:4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Speaker:Caroline Fitzgerald, Penn State alumna; CEO and founder, GOALS.

Penn State Law

  • Ceremony:10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, in Eisenhower Auditorium.
  • Speaker: Teleicia J.R. Dambreville, director and senior counsel for employment at Burlington Stores Inc. and 2013 alumna of Penn State Dickinson School of Law — University Park.
  • Visit Penn State Law commencement for more info. Livestream link will be available on the Penn State Law homepage on the day of commencement.

Ross and Carol Nese College of Nursing

  • Ceremony:4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Eisenhower Auditorium.
  • Speaker:Judith Hupcey, associate dean for Research and Innovation and professor.

Smeal College of Business

  • Ceremony:9 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in Bryce Jordan Center.
  • Speaker:Jean Oelwang, CEO and president, Virgin Unite and Penn State Smeal College of Business Board of Visitors member.

Commonwealth Campuses ceremonies

Penn State Abington

  • Ceremonies:Friday, May 3, in the Athletic Building.
    • 10 a.m.: Division of Arts and Humanities and the Division of Science and Engineering
    • 2 p.m.: Division of Business, Education, and Social Sciences
  • Speaker:Jacklin Rhoads, class of 2008, director of public affairs and marketing for the Office of Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro.
  • VisitPenn State Abington commencementfor more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Altoona

  • Ceremony: 10 a.m., Saturday, May 4, Arena of the Adler Athletic Complex.
  • Speaker: Jerry Zolten, professor of communication arts and sciences and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona.
  • Visit Penn State Altoona commencement for more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Beaver

  • Ceremony:11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the gymnasium.
  • Speaker: Maura Francis, Penn State Beaver alumnus, adolescent and adult psychologist with the Manhattan Psychology Group.
  • VisitPenn State Beaver commencementfor more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Behrend

  • Ceremony: 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 3, in the Erie Insurance Arena.
  • Speaker: Jodie Styers, associate teaching professor of math education, and Richard Sayre, grandson of Penn State Behrend benefactors Ernst and Mary Behrend.
  • Visit Penn State Behrend commencement for more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Berks

  • Ceremony:10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Santander Arena in Reading.
  • Speaker:Lucine Sihelnik, president and CEO of the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance; co-founder of Great American Creamery.
  • VisitPenn State Berks commencementfor more information and livestream details.

Penn State Brandywine

Penn State Dickinson Law

  • Ceremony: 2 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Dickinson College’s Anita Tuvin Schlecher Auditorium, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
  • Speaker: Michelle Henry, life-long public servant, 26-year veteran prosecutor, and Pennsylvania’s Attorney General.
  • VisitPenn State Dickinson Law commencementfor more information.

Penn State DuBois

  • Ceremony: 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, in the PAW Center Gymnasium, Penn State DuBois.
  • Speaker: Michael Peduzzi, president and chief executive officer, CNB Financial Corporation and CNB Bank.
  • Visit Penn State DuBois commencement for more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus

Penn State Greater Allegheny

  • Ceremony:11 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in Wunderley Gymnasium, Penn State Greater Allegheny.
  • Speaker:Josiah Gilliam, Penn State alumnus and executive director for PUMP.
  • VisitPenn State Greater Allegheny Commencementfor more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Great Valley

Penn State Harrisburg

  • Ceremony:9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in Giant Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • Speaker:Norman Bristol Colón, Penn State alumnus and First Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Chief Diversity Officer.
  • VisitPenn State Harrisburg’s commencement pagefor more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Hazleton

  • Ceremony: 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Dr. Thomas M. Caccese Gymnasium in the Physical Education Building.
  • Speaker: Rosemarie Petrilla,teaching professor of physical therapy and coordinator of physical therapist assistant program. Petrilla will retire this summer after more than 30 years of service at Penn State Hazleton.
  • Visit Penn State Hazleton commencement for more information.

Penn State Lehigh Valley

  • Ceremony:10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, outdoor ceremony at Penn State Lehigh Valley (rain or shine).
  • Speaker:Jessica Kartalija, Penn State alumna, Emmy Award-winning journalist, CBS News Anchor, and advisory board member of Horizon's Greater Philadelphia, a camp for children battling cancer.
  • VisitPenn State Lehigh Valley Commencementfor more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Mont Alto

  • Ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Multipurpose Activities Center, Penn State Mont Alto (doors open at 9 a.m.).
  • Speaker:Elizabeth Wright, chancellor, Penn State Hazleton.
  • Visit Penn State Mont Alto commencement for more information.

Penn State New Kensington

  • Ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Athletic Center.
  • Speaker: Adis Juklo, WPXI-TV meteorologist and Penn State alumnus.
  • Visit Penn State New Kensington commencement for more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Schuylkill

  • Ceremony: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4, Gymnasium.
  • Speaker: Brigadier Gen. Laura A. McHugh, Deputy Adjutant General – Army for the Pennsylvania National Guard.
  • Visit Penn State Schuylkill commencement for more information.

Penn State Scranton

  • Ceremony: Noon, Saturday, May 4, in the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple in downtown Scranton.
  • Speaker:Matt McGloin, Penn State alumnus and standout quarterback for the Nittany Lions/NFL quarterback – Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles; currentLackwanna County commissioner vice chair.
  • Visit Penn State Scranton commencement for more information and livestreaming details.

Penn State Shenango

  • Ceremony: 11:30a.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Penn State Shenango Auditorium.
  • Speaker:Sherry Greenburg, former director of the Sharon Regional School of Nursing.
  • VisitPenn State Shenango commencementfor more information.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

Penn State York

  • Ceremony:6 p.m. Friday, May 3, at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center on the Penn State York campus.
  • Speaker:Marina Mekheal, Penn State York alumna; resident in emergency medicine at WellSpan York Hospital.
  • VisitPenn State York commencementfor more information and livestreaming details.
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