Nearly 13,000 graduate at spring 2012 commencements

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Approximately 12,987 students University-wide will receive diplomas this weekend as commencement gets under way University-wide. That figure includes 609 associate, 10,491 baccalaureate, 1,311 master's, 131 medical, 219 law and 226 doctoral degrees. At University Park, ceremonies began on Friday afternoon, May 4, with the ROTC commissioning ceremony and the Schreyer Honors College medal ceremony. The first commencement ceremony was held at 8 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center for roughly 1,020 students graduating from the College of Engineering. Commencement photos from University Park can be seen at online. Photos from ceremonies at other campuses can be found at online.

Ravi Rajendra Shah accepts his diploma as student marshal for bioengineering during the College of Engineering commencement ceremony held Friday night, May 4, in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State's University Park campus. For more photos, click on the image above. Credit: Annemarie Mountz / Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated June 01, 2012