As in-person festivities have been postponed, Penn live-streamed its “first” 264th Commencement for graduates and their families across the city, nation, and world.
In honor of the graduating Class of 2020, a roundup of facts and figures about the departing class.
As the pandemic moves an in-person Commencement ceremony to a future date and time, a special live online University-wide celebration on Monday, May 18, will offer up a salute to graduates, the conferral of degrees, and some surprises.
Penn will host an online University-wide graduation event at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 18. In-person ceremonies for Penn’s 264th Commencement will still take place on campus at a later date.
At Penn’s 264th Commencement ceremony on Monday, May 18, the author will also be awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.
Milestones, breakthroughs, and anniversaries marked the 2018-19 school year.
The Class of 2019 took to Franklin Field on Monday, May 20, for Penn’s 263rd Commencement ceremony, where President Amy Gutmann urged graduates to “weave together a world better, freer, and more inclusive.”
The University of Pennsylvania’s 263rd Commencement ceremony will be held on Franklin Field on Monday, May 20.
Author, public-interest lawyer, and advocate Bryan Stevenson will deliver the address at the University’s 263rd Commencement on Monday, May 20, and be awarded an honorary degree.
Vice President and University Secretary Leslie Laird Kruhly discusses her career and the work of her office. After 19 years, Kruhly will retire from her role in June.
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NBC Foreign affairs correspondent and Penn alumna Andrea Mitchell addressed the class of 2018 on Monday, sharing her experiences and offering the new graduates guidance for life after college.
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