Activities and Traditions

Recognizing the Class of 2020

The Penn State alumni family grew by more than 15,000 this past weekend as the University recognized its spring 2020 graduates in a livestreamed commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, May 9.

Drawdown Scholars returning to Penn State for international conference

Undergraduate students from across the country are returning to Penn State next week for the first international conference on the science of drawdown, the point at which greenhouse gases in the atmosphere begin to decline. The students, participants in this past summer’s Penn State Drawdown Scholars Research Experience for Undergraduates Program, will present results from their summer research projects from Sept. 16-18.

2019CommencementBehrend

Penn State Behrend graduate Olivia Dubin could not attend the college's May 3 commencement ceremony because she is completing an internship in Germany. Dubin, who earned a degree in plastics engineering technology, used one of the college's robots to participate in the program remotely.

2019CommencementMontAlto

Daniel Allen of Mercersburg, Pa., carries his 1-year-old daughter, Nora, across the Commencement platform to receive his Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies diploma at Penn State Mont Alto.

2019CommencementNewKensington

Emily McQuigg, left, Madison Sedilko, second from left and Holly Pringle, far right, pose with the Nittany Lion before spring commencement at Penn State New Kensington. The three graduates will earn their associate degree in radiological sciences from the campus, which is one of only two campuses at the University offering the specialized and accredited degree program focusing on x-ray. A full gallery from Penn State New Kensington's spring commencement activities can be found on the campus Facebook page.