Class of 2022: By the Numbers

On May 16, more than 6,000 students are eligible to graduate at the University-wide Commencement ceremony, and Penn will confer eight honorary degrees.

Aerial view of Franklin Field with bodies arranged to spell out 2022.

On Monday, May 16, the University of Pennsylvania honors the Class of 2022 at the 266th Commencement celebration. Approximately 5,000 students, undergrad and graduate, are expected to walk in the University-wide Commencement ceremony.

Penn’s live webcast begins at 9 a.m. when celebratory Twitter and Instagram posts are shared followed by video coverage of the procession. The official ceremony kicks off at 10 a.m. as students, faculty, staff, family members, and friends celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2022. How many are graduating? How many are Civic Scholars? And how many graduate students were honored with Graduate Leadership Awards? Here are those numbers and more.

    • 6,031

      Approximate number of undergrad and graduate students eligible to graduate on May 16, 2022.

    • 6,533

      As of May 13, the number of diplomas being awarded for the May 2022 graduation. This includes 2,370 traditional undergraduate degrees. The number of degrees exceeds the number of graduates due to students who are awarded dual degrees or submatriculated in multiple programs.

    • 111

      Number of countries represented by the members of the traditional undergraduate Class of 2022. There are also graduates from all 50 states, based on the fall 2021 census of traditional undergraduate students at Penn.

    • 10

      Number of 2022 Graduate Leadership Awards conferred. The Graduate Leadership Awards honor graduating students for service and lasting contributions to graduate student life at Penn.

    • 9

      Class of 2022 Civic Scholars.

    • 125

      Number of flags being carried in the 266th Commencement procession.