Graduation 2020

University of Pennsylvania Commencement 2020 Update

To protect the health of our graduates, their families, alumni, and faculty and staff of the University—our highest priority in the face of this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic—the University is canceling this year’s on-campus Commencement events and moving them to a virtual ceremony that will be broadcast online.

In light of the disruption our graduating students are going through, we all want to do more, not less, to celebrate and honor you. Commencement ceremonies on May 18, 2020 will be moved online. There will be in-person Commencement ceremonies on Penn’s campus when it is safe and feasible to do so. Please read University President Amy Gutmann’s message for full details.

Ceremony Schedules

Wharton San Francisco MBA for Executives Graduation

Sunday, May 3, 2020 (West Coast)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Reception to Follow
Herbst Theatre
War Memorial & Performing Arts Center
401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
Speaker: Mark Hawkins, President and Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce

Wharton Doctoral Graduation

Friday, May 15, 2020
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Reception to Follow
Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
Zellerbach Theater
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Wharton Philadelphia MBA for Executives Graduation

Saturday, May 16, 2020 (East Coast)
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Reception to Follow
Annenberg Center for Performing Arts
Zellerbach Theater
3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Speaker: Dr. Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, WG’86, HON’10, PIK Professor of Population Health and Health Equity at the University of Pennsylvania

Wharton Undergraduate Graduation

Sunday, May 17, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Palestra
235 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia PA
Speaker: Marc Rowan, W’84, WG’85, Co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management

Wharton MBA Graduation

Sunday, May 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Palestra
235 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia PA
Speaker: Rosalind (Roz) Brewer, WAM’01, Chief Operating Officer of Starbucks

The University of Pennsylvania's 264th Commencement

Monday, May 18, 2020
Franklin Field
33rd and South Streets
Philadelphia, PA

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