The University of Pennsylvania's 260th Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 16, 2016 in Franklin Field at 10:15 a.m., and will be preceded by student and academic processions through campus. The ceremony will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, greetings by University officials, and remarks by the Commencement speaker, Lin-Manuel Miranda, an award-winning composer, lyricist, and performer, as well as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient.

Commencement Spring Brochure

Congratulations to last year's May 2015 graduates and their families! If you missed the ceremony, or wish to revisit it, view the videos and photos by visiting the Commencement 2015 multimedia pages below.

Penn Commencement 2015 Photos & Video View Full Webcast


If you have questions or comments, please contact the Office of the University Secretary.