Thank You!

By choosing to celebrate the achievement of Penn State graduates, you honor the contributions students have made in their time at the University. These instructions will answer the questions you might have concerning commencement and help to make the conferral of your students’ degrees a memorable and joyous experience for you all.

For future commencement ceremonies, please see the general schedule.

For commencement ceremonies located at one of our other campuses, please see the instructions for your campus.

For Spring Commencement, please see further instructions for your college.


Faculty wishing to participate in any of the commencement ceremonies should report to the appropriate building (see the Commencement Schedule) and then proceed to the designated faculty area. Arrive at the site at least 20 minutes prior to the ceremony along with your academic regalia. A University Marshal will be present to assist and place faculty in the academic procession.


If you wish to rent regalia, contact the Penn State Bookstore (814-863-0206).


Please find the ceremony location for your college on the Commencement Schedule, and match the ceremony venue to the corresponding meeting location listed below.

The Bryce Jordan Center

Designated Faculty Area: Green Room, Bryce Jordan Center

Directions: Once in the building, enter the arena floor via Portal 15. Ushers are available to direct you to the Green Room once on the event floor.

Eisenhower Auditorium

Designated Faculty Area: 310 Conference Room, Eisenhower Auditorium

Directions: Enter the auditorium through the front doors. Walk up steps on either side from the front lobby to the Conference Room. Or, if you prefer to use the elevator, proceed to the left when you enter the building. Signs will be posted.

Pegula Ice Arena

Designated Faculty Area: 158 Auditorium

Directions: Enter from the Yellow H parking lot to find the auditorium down the hall.