graduating seniors at commencement

Spring 2016

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016

Time: 8:00 p.m.

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Ceremony Details: The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours and includes remarks by a University administrator, an address by our commencement speaker, the conferring of degrees, individual recognition of each graduate while crossing the stage, and a welcome into the Penn State Alumni Association.

What to Wear:

Instructions for Graduates Arrival: Graduates should arrive no later than 7:00 p.m. Enter the arena floor via Portal 15 and receive your name card at the appropriate check-in table. Graduates can sit anywhere within their designated major section (see below). Those with multiple majors must choose one section in which to sit.

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General Parking and Seating Information: Parking is available as shown on the BJC Commencement Google Map. Additional information is available at Parking and Traffic Advisory for BJC Commencement. There is no fee for parking. Doors to the Bryce Jordan Center open at 6:30 p.m. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are not required and there is no guest limit.

Purse/Bag Policy:

Disabilities: Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Parking for guests with disabilities is available as shown on the BJC Commencement Google Map and explained in the Parking and Traffic Advisory for BJC Commencement. A driver may drop a passenger off at the Founders Lounge entrance in Lot Orange L East (see map) and then park the vehicle. Reserved seat tickets will not be needed, but guests with disabilities should arrive at least an hour early to avoid the last-minute rush. Inside the Founders Lounge entrance, ushers will be available to assist in taking individuals via elevator to the appropriate seating area. The ADA requires that we provide one companion seat immediately adjacent to an accessible seat for a person with a disability.

Grad Checklist

#COEGrad: Share your photos!

Show your Penn State Engineering pride and share your best cap and gown photos on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook. Use hashtag #COEGrad when you post photos of you and your friends in the days and weeks leading up to commencement – and of course graduation day. We are so proud of you and wish you much success in the future. We Are!