Will attendance be limited at potential in-person commencement ceremonies?
The University is working through many considerations in planning for potential in-person ceremonies across our campuses, including if guests will be possible and if so, what the capacity limits may be. For example, the current Pennsylvania Department of Health regulations permit physically distanced gatherings of up to 2,500 individuals outdoors, thus if we can proceed, all attendance must follow these guidelines, along with other requirements necessitated by the pandemic. Plans and decision-making will be driven by the health and safety of students, their families, and campus communities, along with federal, state and local guidelines for gatherings. Penn State plans to be able to provide more information in March.