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Spring graduates will be invited to participate in the Spring Commencement Ceremony.
COMMENCEMENT IS HELD IN THE COMMONS BUILDING according to the following schedule. You will be instructed to meet in Room 203 one hour prior to the start of the ceremony. 

Summer 2010 and Fall 2010:    Friday, December 17, 2010, 10:00 AM   

If you are planning to graduate from Penn State Brandywine, it is necessary to take the following steps:

  1. Declare your Intent to Graduate
    You can do this by using the "Graduating this Semester" application on eLion. You must do so within the required time period:
          for SUMMER 2010:      May 17 - June 18, 2010          
         
    for FALL 2010:             August 16 - September 6, 2010

     

  2. Meet with your Adviser
    Run a degree audit on eLion and review it with your Academic Adviser to ensure that all requirements have been met.
    *If you are missing course, credit, or grade requirements, you will NOT be able to graduate*

  3. Check your Address
    You will be receiving important graduation information in the mail, so it is important that your address is up-to-date. You can check your address on eLion by selecting the "Address Information" tab. Make sure that your LOCAL address is correct.

  4. Transfer your Credits
    You should avoid taking classes at another institution during your intended semester of graduation. If you do, you MUST ensure that PSU receives the grades on time.

    Transfer credits should be sent to:   
    Attention: Karen Scott
    Undergraduate Admissions
    201 Shields Building                                                      
    The Pennsylvania State University 
    University Park, PA 16804-3000

If you are planning to attend Commencement at Penn State Brandywine, it is necessary to take the following steps:

  1. Check your Mail
    If you have declared your intent to graduate you will receive important graduation information in the mail. This information will include:
        -The date and time of the commencement ceremony
        -The deadline to RSVP to the Registrar’s Office 
        -How and when to obtain graduation tickets
        -How and when to purchase your cap and gown

  2. RSVP
    You will receive a letter with contact information and the deadline to RSVP to the Registrar's Office regarding your invitation to attend commencement. Please RSVP even if you are NOT planning to attend. *If you do not RSVP, you will NOT have tickets set aside for you*

  3. Pick up your Tickets and your Cap and Gown
    It is important the you pick up your commencement tickets and your cap and gown as directed in the instructions you receive in the mail.

  4. Arrive one hour before Commencement
    To ensure organized procession and seating, you must arrive 1 hour before the commencement ceremony.