Penn Graduate Student Center

Graduating Student & Alumni Resources

Information for 2015 Graduates

The University's Commencement Ceremony is open to friends and family, as well as the entire Penn community. Get more information about the University's 2015 Commencement Ceremony.

If you graduate in May, your Penn Student Health Insurance plan will expire on July 31. Recent graduates may be eligible for a special enrollment period to get Marketplace insurance outside the yearly open enrollment period.

Stay Connected to the Graduate Student Center

Whenever you're on campus, we encourage you to visit the Graduate Student Center (3615 Locust Walk).

Support Us

The Grad Center is currently supported with graduate student fees and additional funds from the University. Your donation can free up University funds to support other initiatives, such as stipends and classroom maintenance. You can make a gift online in any amount through Penn's online giving website; be sure to click on the Graduate Student Center Gift Fund. Or, send a check payable to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" to:

Anita Mastroieni, Director
Graduate Student Center
3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6221

Awards for Graduating Students

The President's & Provost's Citation for Exceptional Commitment
to Graduate & Professional Student Life

This citation is presented to graduate or professional students, upon their graduation from Penn, who have been a catalyst for transformative and lasting new developments that have enhanced graduate and professional student life at Penn. The 2015 Citation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 15 from 4:30-6:00PM in the Graduate Student Center.

To nominate yourself or another student for this citation, please send an email to The nomination MUST include the following information:

The more detailed the nomination, the better!

Nominations can be made at any time, but please adhere to these deadlines:

Past winners of the citation: (mouseover name to read more)


Steven Mong, MBA § Emily Joy Rothchild, PhD § Luyao Wang, MSE § Nina Zhao, M.D.


Evan Black, MSE § Colleen Daley, MSE § Susan Mello, PhD § Maria Murray, PhD §
Scott Ordway, PhD § Akeesha Washington, MSE § James W. Wiley, III, Esq


Allyson Davis, MPA § Joseph Friedman, Esq § Linda Meiberg, PhD § Maher Zamel, EdD


Michael Baiocchi, PhD § Cassondra Giombetti, PhD § Christa Heyward, PhD § Mahlet N. Mesfin, PhD

December 2010

Andrew Rennekamp, PhD

May 2010

Arie Barendrecht, MBA § Jack Higgins, MGA § Leslie Anne Warden, PhD § Renzo Weber, MBA §
Rani Yadav, MBA


Brian Coleman, PhD § Jessica Kim, EdD § Heather Klusaritz, PhD § Nikki Thorpe, MCP


Mete Civelek, PhD § Noah D. Drezner, PhD § Wenny Lin, PhD § Lee Shaker, PhD § Kara Yokley, MBA


Cay Bradley, PhD § Scott Brodsky, MGA § Lela Jacobsohn, PhD § Kevin Jude, PhD § Joung Lee, MGA


Kyle Farley, PhD

Stay Connected to Penn

Penn's Office of Alumni Relations can help you stay connected through QuakerNet, regional alumni clubs, alumni publications, alumni e-mail addresses, education and travel programs, and more. And if you haven't already done so, register for QuakerNet, the online alumni community!

Join The Penn Club of New York

Connect with real movers and Quakers—follow the Penn tradition of becoming a member of the Penn Club. The Penn Club offers Penn alumni continued connection to fellow alumni and the vast Ivy League network, especially in the New York metro area and in your travels around the world.

Career Services

Penn’s Career Services offers alumni several ways in which they can connect with each other and current students. QuakerNet offers alumni the opportunity to share their experiences with other alumni and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students interested in similar careers. There are also several Penn alumni groups on LinkedIn representing a variety of industries and career fields.

Regional Networking Groups on Facebook: Those of you who are moving to a new location after graduation or for the summer may want to join Penn Career Services' Regional Network Groups on Facebook. These groups are dedicated to sharing housing resources (or simply networking) for the major metropolitan areas in the U.S. (as well as international groups) among Penn students and alumni. If you currently live or want to move to one of these areas, we encourage you to join and help your fellow Quakers.

Survey of Graduating Students

Career Services emails Career Plans Surveys to new degree recipients a few weeks after graduation. The survey will take just a few minutes to fill it out and helps provide critical information about salary and job market trends that is useful to current students. Don't worry—your personal details will not be shared with others. If you already know what you're doing after graduation, please consider completing the survey now online. If you don’t have a job lined up yet, please wait to fill out the survey until we contact you in July. Career Services offers appointments to alumni – if you are still seeking employment after graduation, contact us.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM Friday: 9AM-6PM Weekends: 12 NOON-6PM

Spring Break Hours

March 9-13: 10 AM - 6 PM Daylight Savings: Mar 8 at 2am

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221