Penn State Harrisburg commencement
Penn State Harrisburg commencement
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Prepare for 2013 commencement

Harrisburg commencement ceremony

Graduating students, you’ve made it this far, now make sure you’re ready for commencement!

The Penn State Harrisburg fall 2013 ceremony will take place Saturday, December 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Giant Center in Hershey.

Don’t forget to:

  • File your Intent to Graduate online at
  • Register to attend the ceremony before November 15.
  • Purchase your cap and gown at the Penn State Harrisburg Bookstore.

The Giant Center doors will open at 8:00 a.m. Students and guests should enter through the building’s main doors. No tickets are required for ceremony entry; however, seating for guests is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Reserved seating sections are available for guests with limited mobility. View a map designating reserved seating.

Graduates should arrive, fully gowned, by 8:30 a.m. Students arriving after 9:00 a.m. may not be permitted to participate in the processional.

For additional information on the ceremony and to print your free Giant Center parking pass, visit: