Graduation

Graduation

Are you ready to graduate?

If you are ready to graduate at the end of the current semester, it will be necessary to take the following steps:

Meet with your Adviser 
Use LionPATH to view your Academic Requirements (Degree Audit) and review it with your Academic Adviser.

You should meet with your adviser during the semester prior to when you intend to graduate and ensure that you are on track to meet all degree requirements.

If you are missing course, credit, or grade requirements, you will NOT be able to graduate. 

You cannot graduate with missing or deferred grades. 

Apply for Graduation
It is your responsibility to notify the University of your intent to graduate.

To apply for Graduation, navigate to the following menu items from your LionPATH Student Center: 

Academics --> Academic Records --> My Academics. 

Click Apply for Graduation and review your current program(s) and follow the steps until you see the confirmation message that you have successfully applied for graduation.

Contact the Campus Registrar at snregistrar@psu.edu (from your PSU email account) if you have any questions, problems, or if you miss the activation deadline.

Graduation Status and Your Address
You will receive important graduation information in the mail, so it is imperative that your address is up to date.

To check your graduation status and update your diploma address navigate to the following menu items from your LionPATH Student Center: 

Academics --> Academic Records --> My Academics. 

Use the View My Graduation Status to review and/or update your records.

Transfer your Credits
You should avoid taking classes at another institution during your intended semester of graduation. 

If you do, you MUST ensure that Penn State receives your grades on time. 

To inquire about graduation deadlines, please contact Allison Burns (alb140@psu.edu). 

Transfer credits should be sent to:
Undergraduate Admissions
Penn State University
201 Shields Building
University Park, PA 16804
admissions@psu.edu

Commencement Information
Summer/Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Graduates

DATE, TIME & LOCATION
Saturday, May 4, 2019

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple
420 N. Washington Ave, Scranton
Directions
Parking
 

ARE YOU PLANNING TO ATTEND COMMENCEMENT?

PARTICIPATION
Graduates will receive details during Spring semester and must respond to the Registrar's Office to indicate participation in Commencement. 

Please respond even if you are not attending. 

Diplomas are not distributed at Commencement, but are mailed home approximately four weeks after the commencement ceremony, regardless of your attendance. 

Check your diploma mailing address in LionPATH by selecting the Address Information link under the Personal Profile menu option. Make sure your permanent address is correct.


TICKETS
Although not anticipated, tickets may be required, depending on the number of respondents planning to attend.


SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS
Please notify the Registrar's Office if you will require special accommodations, such as handicap access to the stage.


ARRIVAL TIME
Graduates will be notified of arrival time and check-in location.  Please be prompt so that line up can occur once all graduates are checked in. 


ACADEMIC DRESS
Graduates participating in Commencement must wear a cap, gown, and tassel, or the uniform of one of the U.S. Armed Forces. Caps, gowns and tassels can be purchased in the Campus Bookstore.


COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER
TBD

OTHER EVENTS FOR GRADUATES

GRAD FAIR
TBD
 

Purchase your cap and gown, announcements, school ring or nursing pin.
Representatives will be on hand to assist you.


GRADUATE LUNCHEON
TBD

Graduates will receive an invitation in the mail to attend a graduate luncheon, sponsored by the The Penn State Scranton Alumni Society. You will be asked to R.S.V.P. for this event.


COMMENCEMENT REHEARSAL
TBD

Graduates planning to attend rehearsal will find out details about the ceremony, receive military and honor cords, and pick up tickets (if applicable). 

Student Marshals MUST attend.


ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Your connection with Penn State does not end at graduation. Join over 150,000 Penn State supporters by becoming a member of the largest alumni association in the country, and keep the Blue and White spirit alive!

For more information, visit www.psualum.com

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GRADUATION AND COMMENCEMENT

Graduation with Distinction
Alternate Commencement Site
Diploma Distribution