2014 Graduation Ceremony Schedule for Penn Arts and Sciences

Fels Institute of Government Graduation Ceremony
May 18, 2014
1:30-3 p.m.
Fels Courtyard, 3814 Walnut Street

The Honorable Marjorie O. Rendell, CW'69, Federal Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, will speak.

Additional Information: http://www.fels.upenn.edu/event/fels-commencement
This is a free event.


College of Liberal and Professional Studies Graduation Ceremony

May 18, 2014
4-5:30 p.m.
Penn Park, South Green, 31st and Lower Walnut Streets

Walter Licht, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History, will be the guest speaker.

There will be a reception at Penn Park immediately following the ceremony. Additional Information: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduation
This is a free event, but registration is required: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/lps/graduation/rsvp



College Graduation Ceremony
May 18, 2014
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Franklin Field

Laura Alber, C'90, President and Chief Executive Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., will be the guest speaker. Dau Jok, C'14, will also speak. For more information, click here.

Students assemble on the north side of Franklin field near 33rd Street at 5:30 pm.
Additional Information: http://www.college.upenn.edu/node/4233
This is a free event.


Graduate Division Graduation Ceremony
May 19, 2014
1 p.m.
Penn Park, South Green, 31st and Lower Walnut Streets

Larry Gladney, the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Professor for Faculty Excellence and Department Chair of Physics and Astronomy, will be the guest speaker.

Additional Information: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/graduate-division/graduation
Or email: gas-degree@sas.upenn.edu
This is a free event.

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