Commencement Ceremony Information
Congratulations to the May 2019 graduates! To view multimedia highlights from the May 20, 2019 ceremony please visit the Commencement Webcast & Multimedia Archives page.
The University of Pennsylvania's 264th Commencement ceremony will take place on Monday, May 18, 2020 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, who will be announced in the spring.
Public interest lawyer and author; Founder and Executive Director, The Equal Justice Initiative which in 2018 created the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice
May 2019 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Doctor of Laws
Gynecological surgeon and human rights activist; Founder, Panzi Hospital and the Panzi Foundation; 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Recipient, 2016 Penn Nursing Renfield Foundation Award for Global Women's Health
May 2019 Honorary Doctor of Sciences