Commencement 2020 Information

It's time to celebrate Commencement. Here are the details!

2020 Commencement Program Cover

The Penn State Spring 2020 Commencement was held online at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9.

This virtual ceremony recognized graduates across the University. A recording of the event will be posted by May 10 at

Commencement Program*

National Anthem
  • Amina Faye ’20
  • Musical Theatre, College of Arts and Architecture
  • Eric J. Barron, B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
  • President of The Pennsylvania State University
Special Remarks
  • President Barron
Remarks and Introductions
  • Nicholas P. Jones, B.E., M.S., Ph.D.
  • Executive Vice President and Provost of the University
Authorization to Confer Degrees
  • Mark H. Dambly, B.S.
  • Chair, Board of Trustees
Recognition of Meritorious Achievement
  • Penn State Students
Conferring of Degrees
  • Presiding: Provost Jones
  • C Conferring: President Barron
Induction Into Alumni Association
  • Randolph B. Houston, Jr., B.A., J.D.
  • President, Penn State Alumni Association
Special Thanks
  • Penn State Students
Alma Mater
  • Penn State Students
  • Penn State Blue Band

*The complete program is available online.

Penn State Mont Alto Celebration

Penn State Mont Alto graduates, campus community members, friends, and family are invited to visit our campus celebration page for messages from Chancellor Francis K. Achampong, Chief Academic Officer Michael Doncheski, and Jim Ingram ’79, ‘83, President and COO of Bartlett Tree Experts.  The page also mentions each Penn State Mont Alto graduate and features a look back at the 2019 - 2020 academic year.

Explore the Penn State Mont Alto celebration page by clicking here.

Connecting through Social Media

#PSUGrad #PennStateMontAlto #WeAre

Graduates, tag Penn State Mont Alto on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to show us how you are celebrating your big moment! Is everyone in your group sporting blue and white? Did you decorate the mortar board that the University sent you? Show us your cap, and don't forget to use one of the hashtags above.

Friends and families of graduates, tell us how proud you are!

Feel free to start your stories with one of these images.

If you're looking for a frame for your own Facebook image, these will be available through the Facebook site!

Collage of Nittany Lion mascot in Commencement Facebook Frames