Looking Forward

Celebrating Penn State's Class of 2017!

This spring Penn State awarded 13,894 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 226 associate, 11,435 baccalaureate, 1,590 master’s, 262 law, 244 doctoral and 137 medical degrees, bringing the University’s number of graduates to an estimated total of more than 802,436.


400 new Penn State Abington graduates are ready to take on the world!

Nathan Nihiser (pictured above), a marine who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology from Penn State Berks.

Students attend the Penn State Behrend spring commencement ceremony

Penn State Behrend spring 2017 commencement

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, awarded 651 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2017 spring commencement. The ceremony was held at Erie Insurance Arena.

IMAGE: Penn State Behrend

"There's nothing to be done at such a moment except to be thankful. Thankful for the people, places and ideas that we have connected, and that connected us back."—Yuanheng (Arthur) Wang, Penn State Erie graduate of the Schreyer Honors College

Beaver student Khalia Adams smiles as she walks up the aisle after the commencement ceremony.

2017 Commencement Beaver

Communications student Khalia Adams walks up the aisle after the Penn State Beaver commencement ceremony. Adams, a basketball player, donned her Penn State University Athletic Conference medals for the occasion.

IMAGE: Cathy Benscoter

"Use your voice. Be heard."—Mia Aquino, Penn State Beaver commencement speaker