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Graduates, guests can test connection for Saturday’s virtual commencement

Spring 2020 ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on May 9

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State will host its virtual Spring 2020 Commencement at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. The ceremony will be livestreamed, and available internationally, at

To prepare to view the ceremony, graduates and guests may visit this website Thursday and Friday and follow the prompt to test the livestream and confirm that their browser settings are adjusted to view the livestream.  

Graduates are encouraged to share the link with family and friends so that they may join in celebrating Penn State’s Class of 2020.

Following the completion of the livestream ceremony, graduates, friends and families may view webpages created for each college and campus for an experience tailored more specifically to those communities of learning, including individual student recognition with shareable digital slides. The individualized pages will be linked to from the official Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement page.

More information about the University’s virtual ceremony is available here. In addition to the University-wide ceremony, campuses across the commonwealth, and colleges at University Park, also are celebrating their graduates in many different ways.

Last Updated May 07, 2020