Commencement Congratulations - Submit a video

Cheer on the class of 2020 as they graduate on Saturday, December 19!

Please take a few moments to create a 10 second (approximately) video to express your congratulations to this semester's graduates!

Video ideas:

  • Fun and informal congratulations
  • Your best advice to our grads
  • Greetings in your language (please provide translation)
  • A favorite inspirational quote
  • Get creative!

Take this opportunity to celebrate and honor our students' hard work.

Video Creation Tips

  • Record your digital thank you videos using your smartphone, digital camera, the Camera app on your PC, the QuickTime app on your Mac, etc.
  • If possible, record your video in landscape orientation (placing your device horizontally so the video is wider than it is tall).
  • If you are using a phone or digital camera, place the device on a stable surface or tripod during recording.
  • Record in a quiet location where you can be clearly heard.
  • Pick a location with good lighting – for example, do not sit with your back to a bright light or window.

Sample Video


Use the tool below to upload your video file. Drag and drop, or click "Select Files" and pick your file from your computer or mobile device.

  • Videos must be submitted by Dec. 7, 2020.
  • Name your video file with the following naming convention, YourLastName-FirstName.mp4 such as Jane-Doe.mp4.
  • In the File Description field, please type your full name.
  • In the Email Address field, please type your Penn State email address.
  • If you have questions, please contact Panna Idowu, [email protected]
  • Submitting a video does not guarantee inclusion in the final video.
Submission deadline has passed.