Important commencement reminders issued for students preparing to graduate

The Penn State Harrisburg fall 2013 commence ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, at the Giant Center in Hershey. Students planning to graduate are reminded of these important steps in preparation for commencement:

-- File your Intent to Graduate online at
-- Register to attend the ceremony before Nov. 15.
-- Purchase your cap and gown at the Penn State Harrisburg Bookstore.

The Giant Center doors will open at 8 a.m. Students and guests should enter through the building’s main doors. No tickets are required for ceremony entry; however, seating for guests is on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserved seating sections are available for guests with limited mobility.

View a map designating reserved seating.

Graduates should arrive, fully gowned, by 8:30 a.m. Students arriving after 9 a.m. may not be permitted to participate in the processional.

For additional information on the ceremony and to print your free Giant Center parking pass, visit

Last Updated October 22, 2013