Graduating Graduate Students

Commencement ceremonies are held for graduating graduate students at University Park each spring, summer, and fall. A complete schedule and list of resources is available on the University's commencement website.

Upcoming College of IST Commencement Ceremonies

Fall 2020

Saturday, December 19
Penn State will confer degrees for fall 2020 graduates during a virtual ceremony. To learn more, visit

Spring 2021

Saturday, May 8
More information coming soon.

Summer 2021

Saturday, August 14
More information coming soon.

Before You Leave

  • Submit the College of IST Exit Survey
  • Update your forwarding mailing address in LionPATH to receive future correspondence from the University and the college
  • Submit a W-4 to the Payroll Office to provide them your forwarding address for tax documents. Update your information online in Workday
  • Clean out your laboratory space
  • Return your parking pass and keys to the Office of Facilities
  • Return any library books

Office of Graduate Programs

E103 Westgate Building
University Park, PA 16802

Resident Programs
(814) 863-0591

Online Programs
(814) 863-9461