Spring Commencement Information
Friday, May 7, 2021, at 11:00 am
Heindl Memorial Field, DuBois City Park
Instructions for Graduates
Follow these steps to be included in the Spring 2021 Commencement ceremony:
- Declare your intent to graduate: Check your degree audit (Academic Requirements) with your academic advisor to ensure that all graduation requirements have been met. Activate your intent to graduate on LionPATH. If the deadline has passed, contact the Registrar’s office for help completing this process.
- Check your address on LionPATH: Make sure your home and local mailing addresses are correct by visiting the Student Center in LionPATH. You will be receiving important graduation information by mail. Diplomas will be mailed to your home address 1-2 months after commencement, so it is very important that the University has your correct address on file. If you have any questions regarding transcripts and diplomas, please contact the Registrar’s Office at University Park at (814) 865-6357.
- Follow instructions provided in the email sent to all anticipated graduates to access Marching Order and register for the ceremony.
- Complete the Post-Graduation Survey - Students MUST complete the online Post-Graduation Survey as part of the graduation process. Please click on the following link to access this brief survey: http://bit.ly/SP2021PostGrad.
Due to occupancy restrictions, this year each graduate is permitted to bring no more than four guests. Tickets will be issued this year after contact tracing information has been recorded and will be required to gain entrance to the event. Follow the instructions in the email that has been sent from Marching Order to all anticipated graduates.
Please note that the event will be broadcast live for those that are not able to attend in person.
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Requests for ADA accommodates can be made through the ticketing process on the Marching Order website.
Purchasing Your Cap and Gown
All participants must wear the proper academic regalia (traditional cap and gown) to participate in the graduation ceremonies. All caps and gowns (for both baccalaureate and associate degrees) will be blue with a white tassel and are eco-friendly, made of a wood-based fabric from renewable, managed forests. Graduates and potential graduates who are participating in the Commencement ceremonies can purchase a cap/gown/tassel set from a University bookstore for $50 plus tax (Prices are subject to change). Penn State DuBois Bookstore has caps & gowns in stock in a variety of sizes. Stop by or contact the bookstore as soon as possible while all sizes are in stock. Honors cords will be provided for those students by the Registrar’s Office for those designated as graduating with honors. For class ring and graduation announcement orders, see Josten’s website at: https://www.jostens.com/; Customizable announcements are available at the bookstore as well as a selection of diploma frames.
The commencement exercises of Spring 2021 will be held at Heindl Memorial Field, DuBois City Park, 11 Parkway Drive, DuBois.
Map link: Heindl Field location
Graduation Day Lineup
Graduates are asked to assemble on Stern Field, directly adjacent to Heindl Field, at 9:45 a.m. on the day of the ceremony. There will be no rehearsal; instructions will be given prior to the event.
Please direct questions to Laura Pentz, Assistant to the Chancellor, [email protected] or by phone at 814-375-4705.