The University of Pennsylvania's 259th Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 18, 2015 in Franklin Field at 10:15 a.m., and is preceded by student and academic processions through campus. Franklin Field is located at 33rd and South Streets. The ceremony will end at approximately noon and will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, greetings by University officials, and remarks by the Commencement speaker, Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

This website contains information to help plan your Commencement weekend, please check back later for updated information.

Commencement 2015 Brochure  


Congratulations to our May 2014 graduates and their families! If you missed the ceremony, or wish to revisit it, check out the videos and photos by clicking the links below:

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