Penn Graduate Student Center

Graduation Activities & Ceremonies

About Graduation Activities & Ceremonies

If there are events listed below, feel free to register.

Events

Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students Ceremony & Reception

Thursday, May 03, 2018, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Awards Ceremony & Alumni Reception

Friday, May 11, 2018, 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

All members of the Penn community and all graduate and professional alumni are invited to this reception.  Learn more about the graduate community at Penn, and help us honor graduating student leaders who are receiving awards. 

2018 winners of the President’s & Provost’s Citation for Exceptional Commitment to Graduate & Professional Student Life:

  • Anthony Pratcher, SAS History
  • Brenda Salantes, BGS

2018 winners of the Andy Binns Impact Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate & Professional Student Life:

  • Akudo Ejelonu, SAS LPS / Medicine
  • Rosario Jaime-Lara, Nursing
  • Ruiyuan Ma, SEAS
  • Miles Owen, Design / LPS Fels

Graduation Breakfast and Photo Booth

Monday, May 14, 2018, 07:45 AM - 09:00 AM
Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Common Room Front (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

All graduating graduate and professional students and their families and friends are invited to a pre-commencement breakfast at the Grad Center. Bagels, pastries, and (of course) coffee and tea will be served. We'll help you with your robe and hood too!

The Grad Center makes a great meeting place for you and your loved ones following the commencement ceremony too. This year we've added a photo booth, so come join the fun!

Get information on the University's commencement ceremony.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu