Class of 2022 University of Pennsylvania 266th Commencement May 16, 2022

University of Pennsylvania Commencement - Class of 2022
 

Franklin Field on Monday, May 16, 2022

The University of Pennsylvania's 266th Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Franklin Field at 10:15 a.m., and will be preceded by student and academic processions through campus. The ceremony will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, greetings by University officials, and remarks by the Commencement speaker, Ken Burns, American documentary filmmaker, recipient of 16 Emmy Awards and 2 Academy Award nominations. Families and guests are welcome to attend, tickets are not required for the ceremony.

Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

The speaker and honorary degree recipients for The University of Pennsylvania's 266th Commencement ceremony include Ken Burns, Mary Frances Berry, Atul Gawande, Amy Gutmann, Carla D. Hayden, George E. Lewis, Margaret H. Marshall, and Edward Witten (see slideshow.)

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Ken Burns

Ken Burns

American documentary filmmaker
Recipient of 16 Emmy Awards and 2 Academy Award nominations

2022 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctor of Arts

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Mary Frances Berry

Mary Frances Berry

Historian, author, public servant, advocate for social justice
Geraldine R. Segal Professor Emerita of American Social Thought, History, and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

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Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande

General and endocrine surgeon, author
Head of Global Health, U.S. Agency for International Development

Honorary Doctor of Sciences

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Amy Gutmann

Amy Gutmann

U.S. Ambassador to Germany
President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania

Honorary Doctor of Laws

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Carla Hayden

Carla D. Hayden

Librarian, educator, administrator
14th Librarian of Congress

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters

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George Lewis

George E. Lewis

American composer, musicologist, and trombonist
Edwin H. Case Professor of American Music, Columbia University

Honorary Doctor of Music

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Margaret Marshall

Margaret H. Marshall

Lawyer, jurist
Chief Justice, Retired, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts Senior Counsel, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

Honorary Doctor of Laws

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Edward Witten

Edward Witten

Physicist, mathematician
Charles Simonyi Professor in the School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study

Honorary Doctor of Sciences

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Webcast of Penn’s Commencement Ceremony

Family members and friends who are unable to attend Penn’s 266th Commencement may watch or listen to a live webcast of the ceremony. Coverage from Franklin Field will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 16, 2022.  For the streaming webcast, go to the Commencement Webcast & Multimedia Archives page.

Webcast

2022 Commencement Program Flipbook

Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 Master's and Doctoral graduates

University of Pennsylavnia's Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremonies

We are pleased to announce the in-person Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 Master's and Doctoral graduates! The Penn community looks forward to this long-awaited celebration on Sunday, May 22 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Franklin Field.
 Please visit the 2020-2021 Commencement page for information about the ceremony.

Visit YouTube for full ceremony video. >>

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