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2/11/21 – May 79, 2021Penn State is exploring options for potential in-person May commencement ceremonies at University Park and the Commonwealth Campuses for spring 2021 graduates. Given ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all decisions and plans will be made with the health and safety of students, their families, and campus communities as the priority and in accordance with state and federal guidelines for gatherings. Barron said the University hopes to make a decision, or at least provide more concrete information, sometime in March. 

As in-person ceremonies are explored, there is the potential for ceremonies to occur over a set of dates extending beyond the length of a typical graduation weekend. More information...

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.

Stay Connected

Join the Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni groups on Facebook and LinkedIn. For questions about Liberal Arts commencement celebrations, contact Steven Sherman at 814-865-5685 or  

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