Graduation 2018

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2018 LPS Graduation Ceremony

Date: Sunday, May 13, 2018

Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Location: Zellerbach Theatre at Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (3680 Walnut Street)

Reception: Immediately following the ceremony on Annenberg Plaza

Students graduating from LPS programs are invited to two celebratory events: the LPS Graduation Ceremony and University Commencement. At the LPS Graduation Ceremony, your degree program will be called to the stage and your name will be announced. At the University Commencement, students from each school at Penn are seated and stand together as President Gutmann announces each class as a whole.

The 2018 Penn Commencement will be held Monday, May 14th at Franklin Field (33rd and Spruce Streets). More information available at:

Important Action Items for Graduating Students

Location and Parking

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts is located at 3680 Walnut Street on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania. It has been designed to accommodate the needs of individuals with physical disabilities.

Parking Options:

  • Garage on the corner of 38th and Walnut Streets
  • Valet parking: The Inn at Penn at 3600 Sansom Street
  • Sheraton Hotel: Corner of 36th Street and Chestnut Street
  • Garage at the corner of 40th and Walnut Streets (at The Fresh Grocer)
  • Street parking

    Parking Map

We recommend that you review these parking locations before arriving at the ceremony. Additional information on Penn parking locations is available at:

Graduate Arrival

It is imperative that graduating students arrive at Annenberg Center promptly by 3:00pm. Please bring your academic regalia; LPS staff will direct you to the second-floor robing area (Room 511). Students should look for signage designating the meeting location for their particular program: AA, BA, BFA, MLA, M.Phil (Liberal Arts), MBDS, MES, MSAG, MAPP, MMP, M.Phil, (Dynamics), MSOD. Report to the administrator assigned to your program area for check-in and to determine your place in the processional line. Students will process in proper order from the robing area into the theatre/ceremony starting at 3:45pm.

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