Commencement

Celebrating Penn’s 265th Commencement

Due to COVID-19 public health limitations, the in-person ceremony is only open to graduating seniors. Family, friends, and the community at large are invited to tune in to a live webcast online.

Penn Today Staff

A ‘first’ Commencement like no other

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.

Amanda Mott



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The New York Times

14 excerpts from commencement speeches without the word C*VID

Alumna Laurene Powell Jobs’ commencement speech was excerpted. “We have to be prepared to walk through the door when it opens, or, by our own power and purpose, to open it ourselves,” she said.

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Forbes

We need to ‘tear down walls… within and without’ Laurene Powell Jobs told U Penn’s Class of 2021

Philanthropist, entrepreneur, and alumna Laurene Powell Jobs addressed graduating Penn students at this year’s Commencement ceremony. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. And while you're doing it, love who you do it for and love who you are while you do it,” she said.

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NBC News

Video: Watch as Andrea Mitchell Gives the Commencement Address at UPenn

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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