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3/17/21 – Penn State will host in-person commencement ceremonies in May to mark the class of 2021’s completion of their academic experience and to recognize their many accomplishments. The College of the Liberal Arts' commencement ceremony will take place in Beaver Stadium, rain or shine, at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 9.

For the in-person commencement ceremony, there will be a limit of two guests per graduate to support physical distancing, seating accommodations, and stage placement. Tickets will be required for all attending graduates and guests, and graduates will be required to register for the tickets via email in late March. 

To adjust for protocols that protect the health and safety of students, guests, and employees in attendance, graduates will NOT be called upon to walk across the stage. Instead, each graduate's name, degree, and major will be featured on a video board. The in-person commencement ceremony will also be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend.

In addition, Penn State will host a University-wide virtual commencement ceremony at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 9, celebrating all undergraduate and graduate Commonwealth Campus, University Park, and World Campus students. For more information about spring 2021 commencement, including frequently asked questions and guidance on tickets, seating and more, visit

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Senior Survey

We need spring semester Liberal Arts graduates to complete a brief five-minute, confidential survey. The questions in the survey will focus on your undergraduate experiences, as well as your current or future career plans.

Take the Senior Survey

Senior Week

With graduation right around the corner, Senior Week is dedicated to helping you with your post-graduation plans. Whether you know exactly what you are doing after Penn State, or if you are still searching, we have programs for you to address all aspects of life after college.

Monday, April 12

Financial Literacy and Life Skills: After Graduation 
12:15–1:15 p.m. EDT 
Zoom link here

Tuesday, April 13

Still Searching? Strategies to Land Your First Full-Time Job 
4:30–5:30 p.m. EDT
Zoom link here

Wednesday, April 14

Backpack to Briefcase: Making a Successful Transition to the Workplace 
4:30–5:30 p.m. EDT
Zoom link here

Thursday, April 15

From Undergrad to Grad Student: Tips for a Successful Transition 
4:30–5:30 p.m. EDT
Zoom link here

Friday, April 16

Chat with a Career Coach 
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT 
Access live chat here

Registration links for all events can be found under "Workshops" in Nittany Lion Careers.

Stay Connected

Join the Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn

For questions about commencement, please contact Steven Sherman at 814-863-3870 or

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