Commencements mark the end, beginning, for Penn State graduates

May 18, 2009

The past two weekends were particularly busy ones for Penn State campuses statewide, as the University held nearly three dozen commencement ceremonies, including roughly a dozen on the University Park campus.

Penn State Altoona and the Dickinson School of Law got things started, as both held commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 9. The rest of the campuses and Penn College held ceremonies May 15, 16 or 17. In all, the University awarded approximately 10,875 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing 588 associate, 8,627 baccalaureate, 1,083 master's, 131 medical, 212 law and 234 doctoral degrees.

While not all Penn state campuses or colleges were able to provide photos of their commencement ceremonies, quite a few have sent them to Penn State Live. In addition, Penn State Public Information photographer Andy Colwell made it to several commencement ceremonies at University Park. To view the photos, click on the links below:

— Penn College:

— Graduate School:

— ROTC Commissioning:

— World Campus:

— Penn State Abington:

— Penn State Altoona:

— Penn State Beaver:

— Penn State Berks:

--- Penn State Brandywine:

— Penn State Dickinson School of Law:

— Penn State DuBois:

— Penn State Erie:

— Penn State Fayette:

— Penn State Great Valley:

— Penn State Greater Allegheny:

— Penn State Hazleton:

— Penn State Hershey:

— Penn State Lehigh Valley:

— Penn State Mont Alto:

— Penn State Schuylkill:

--- Penn State Shenango:

— Penn State York:

— College of Agricultural Sciences:

— College of Arts and Architecture:

— College of Engineering:

— College of Information Sciences and Technology:

— College of the Liberal Arts:

  • The College of Engineering commencement ceremony was one of dozens held at University Park and most other Penn State campuses during the weekend.

    IMAGE: Andy Colwell
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