2022-2023 Commencement Information
Friday, May 5, 2023, at 11:00 am
Penn State DuBois, PAW Center
The University is prepared to adjust plans to those outlined below, if necessary. Current guidelines will be followed on the day of the ceremony, which presently does not require masking. If the federal, state, or county situation should change, masks may be required and will be available for all guests. More information will continue to be shared and updated as needed leading up to commencement to align the University's plans with the most up-to-date federal and state guidance.
Instructions for Graduates
Follow these steps to be included in the 2022-2023 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.
- Use the link below to register an RSVP 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.
At this time there is no restriction to the number of guests that will be permitted, and no tickets will be issued.
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. If you are a graduating student with a disability that requires assistance at commencement, please notify Laura Pentz, Assistant to the Chancellor, as soon as possible at [email protected] or by phone at 814-375-4705.
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 $57 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 2022-2023 will be held at the Penn State DuBois Campus, PAW Center, 1 College Place, DuBois.
Graduation Day Lineup
Graduation Day line-up will be in the hallway “behind” the gym at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the ceremony. (Space Q202 on the map below.) Rehearsal will be held at Noon on Thursday, May 4 in the PAW Center gymnasium.
Please direct questions to Laura Pentz, Assistant to the Chancellor, [email protected] or by phone at 814-375-4705.