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Spring 2019

The Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for the College of Health and Human Development is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

The Graduate School Commencement Ceremony for the College of Health and Human Development is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Bryce Jordan Center.

Commencement Receptions

Department of Biobehavioral Health: Friday, May 3, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
22 Biobehavioral Health Building
Contact: Heather Low, email: or phone: 814-867-6217

Department of Human Development and Family Studies: Friday, May 3, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
1st Floor Atrium HHD Building
Contact: Renee Bailey, email: or phone: 814-863-7964

Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management: Saturday, May 4, 11:00 a.m.

BBH Terrace and 1st Floor Lobby
Contact: Lori Coup, email: or phone: 814-571-7474

Recognition Ceremony

School of Hospitality Management: Saturday, May 4, 12:00–1:00 p.m.
Thomas Building
Contact: Jackie Golas, email: or phone: 814-865-1854

Graduate Survey

As a recent graduate of the college, please share your feedback through a short Undergraduate Experience Survey. This information will help us improve our programs and services for future Penn Staters.

Additional Information

Commencement Walk Request - Submit this form during the semester you plan to walk and at least one month prior to the commencement date. Requests will be approved only if no more than 8 credits or two courses to complete and you will be graduating the next semester. You will receive an email confirmation if this is approved by the Associate Dean’s Office. Student are still responsible for applying for graduation the semester they plan to officially graduate. By completing this walk form you are only participating in the commencement ceremony and you are not graduating. Failure to apply for graduation the following semester will cause you not to graduate.

Additional information about commencement at Penn State can be found at