Health and Safety
Under current University measures masks are encouraged but optional while indoors during the commencement ceremony at the Giant Center.
Please do not attend the event if you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or if, in the prior 10 days, you (i) have been diagnosed with COVID-19; (ii) have experienced any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath; or (iii) have been in close contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or has exhibited any symptom of illness which may be associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, or shortness of breath.
The University reserves the right to amend the above requirements based on conditions regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you are a graduating student with a disability that requires assistance at commencement, please notify the Student DisAbility Resources office to make arrangements for the commencement ceremony at least four weeks prior to the ceremony.
Penn State Harrisburg commencement ceremonies are close captioned. A live streaming transcription of the audio portion of the ceremony audio will be displayed on the Giant Center JumboTron for guests with difficulty hearing.
Handicap parking is available in the front of the Giant Center for vehicles with handicap plates or placards. If you do not have a handicap plate or placard, you may drop off a person with limited mobility closer to the main entrance before parking in the general parking lot.
Limited Mobility Seating
Seating sections are available for guests with limited mobility:
- Specially designated Wheelchair Sections are shown on the Giant Center Seating Chart. One companion seat is allotted per guest in a wheelchair.
- For guests who have difficulty climbing steps, we have reserved the topmost rows of seats in areas specified as Limited Mobility Seating.
Giant Center ushers will be available to assist guests with special needs.