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.
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.
- Garage parking: Corner of 38th and Walnut Streets
- Garage parking: Corner of 40th and Walnut Streets (at The Fresh Grocer)
- Valet parking: The Inn at Penn at 3600 Sansom Street
- Sheraton Hotel: Corner of 36th Street and Chestnut Streets
- Street parking
We recommend that you review these parking locations before arriving at the ceremony. Additional information about Penn parking locations is available at the Penn Transportation and Parking website.
It is imperative that graduating students arrive at Annenberg Center promptly by 3 p.m. Please bring your academic regalia; LPS staff will direct you to the robing area. Students should look for signage designating the meeting location for their particular program: AA, BA, BFA, MLA, MPhil (Liberal Arts), IMPA, MBDS, MES, MSAG, MAPP, MMP, MPhil (Dynamics), and 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 3:45 p.m.