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For the Media

The University of Pennsylvania will mark the 265th Commencement with a limited in-person undergraduate Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 at Franklin Field on the morning of Monday, May 17 at 10 a.m. Alumna and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, who earned a B.A. in political science from the College of Arts and Sciences and a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the address. 

At the Commencement ceremony, Powell Jobs will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree. Other 2021 Penn honorary degree recipients will be Elizabeth Alexander, Frances Arnold, David L. Cohen, Joy Harjo, David Miliband, John Williams, and Janet Yellen.

Media Credentials

Note that due to public health limitations, this year’s event will not be open to the media.

The ceremonies will be live webcast and archived via the 2021 Commencement page.

Official Photos and Videos

A selection of official photos and videos of Commencement will be available electronically for download on Monday, May 20 on or before 5:00 p.m.

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