The Office of the University Secretary coordinates the University's ceremonial activities including Convocation, the Baccalaureate ceremony and Commencement.

For detailed information on the Commencement ceremony, visit the Commencement web site or telephone 215-573-GRAD. For a list of past honorary degree recipients, click here.

Future Commencement dates are:

  • Monday, May 14, 2018
  • Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Monday, May 18, 2020

Copies of the most recent Commencement programs are available through this office.

Office of the University Secretary
University of Pennsylvania
1 College Hall Room 211
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6303
215/898-0103 Fax

Visit Commencement Website


May 15, 2017 Commencement Slideshow