Fall 2020 Commencement
Saturday, December 19, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. EST
During the global pandemic, this Virtual Commencement Ceremony provides a timely celebration to mark the completion of the academic experience for more than 5,000 Penn Staters graduating this fall.
The University is also committed to having graduates and their families return to campuses for in-person celebrations when public health guidelines allow.
Additional information on Fall Commencement Ceremony can be found on the Commencement FAQ Page.
Purchase Ceremony-Related Items
- Place orders for academic regalia through November 26th. Processing and delivery will take approximately three weeks.
- Schedule an appointment with a class ring rep to meet one-on-one with a Jostens rep via Zoom to view ring options and determine your ring size.
Share your #PSUgrad pride
Commencement is a time of celebration! You have achieved a significant milestone in your academic career, and your family, friends, and Penn State community are so proud of your accomplishments. As you tune in to the virtual ceremony, please consider taking photos of your in-home celebrations and sharing them with the Penn State family by using #PSHBGrad and #PSUgrad when you post. We would love to see your photos!
Follow Penn State Harrisburg's social media platforms for more commencement information and messages.
Submit your Photos for our Montage
Class of 2020, to recognize the determination and resilience that has carried you to graduation, we’re turning the lens on you!
Submit up to three photos by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, December 7!
These portraits of the Class of 2020 will be featured in a video montage that will be part of the Penn State Harrisburg commencement celebration. The video will also be published on the college's social media platforms and the commencement website.
Professional photos are not required; simply submit photos that illustrate your Penn State Harrisburg experience, such as:
- photos from your time on campus
- you in Penn State gear
- ...or in your commencement regalia
- with campus friends
- pictures that reflect your experiences with remote learning
- favorite events or locations on campus
Get creative! This feature is all about you!
Share your Story
Penn State is looking for stories from our students graduating fall 2020. Tell us about your journey to graduation. How have your personal experiences as a student shaped your educational journey? How has your personal perseverance helped you reach your goals? How has Penn State Harrisburg impacted your life? What is ahead for you after graduation?
Send stories to [email protected].
|Spring 2021||Saturday, May 8|
|Fall 2021||Saturday, December 18|
|Spring 2022||Saturday, May 7|
|Fall 2022||Saturday, December 17|
|Spring 2023||To be announced|
The Academic Calendar is subject to change without notice.
Please call 717-948-6002 or e-mail [email protected]