M.A. Graduation

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Commencement Ceremony

Penn State holds commencement exercises for graduate students at the end of the fall and spring semesters and at the end of the summer session. Students are expected to attend commencement exercises. Diplomas for students who do not attend will be mailed to the student's home address or LionPATH diploma mailing address approximately three weeks after commencement.

Commencement Attire

Students are responsible for obtaining appropriate commencement attire (cap and gown), which may be purchased at the Penn State Bookstore. Orders for the cap and gown should be placed as early as possible during the semester of graduation. Caps and gowns may be available to rent as well.