A Message to the Penn Community Regarding Commencement
November 11, 2021
Between March 2020 and May 2021, COVID-19 moved many of our Penn traditions online. It curtailed in-person Commencement for both the Class of 2020 and the master’s and doctoral students in the Class of 2021.
We are now absolutely delighted to announce that we will hold an in-person University-wide Commencement ceremony for the undergraduate Class of 2020 as well as for graduate students from the Classes of 2020 and 2021. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 10 a.m. on Franklin Field.
Throughout the pandemic, our students worked hard and persevered with grace—and now we will honor their tenacity and wisdom by holding the graduation they so richly deserve. We are pleased to celebrate their distinguished academic achievements as we join their friends and family on Franklin Field to honor their resilience and patience with a very special one-of-a-kind celebration.
Registration will be required, and we will be sending those details and more very soon. The Penn community looks forward to this long-awaited celebration, so please mark your calendar—Sunday, May 22. Details will also be made available at http://www.alumni.upenn.edu/2020grad2021.
Amy Gutmann, President
Beth Winkelstein, Interim Provost
Medha Narvekar, Vice President and Secretary