The University of Pennsylvania's 261st Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 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, Cory A. Booker, United States Senator for New Jersey, and advocate for criminal justice reform and community empowerment.

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

Congratulations to our May 2016 graduates and their families! If you missed the ceremony, or wish to revisit it, view the photos and video clips by visiting the multimedia page, or view the full webcast by clicking on the webcast button below.

Commencement Invitation Brochure

2016 Ceremony Webcast   

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