Penn Graduate Student Center

Graduating Student & Alumni Resources

Information for 2014 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 2014 Commencement Ceremony.

Graduates can also elect to continue health insurance if necessary.

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 2014 Citation Ceremony will be held on Friday, May 16 from 4:30-6:30PM 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)

May 2013

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

May 2012

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

May 2011

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 Service

The Office of Career Services’ Penn Career Network offers alumni in all fields the opportunity to share their experiences with other alumni and undergraduate, graduate, and professional students interested in similar careers.

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. (and two 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 Plan 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. But 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.

Common Room Hours

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

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221