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Will summer 2020 commencement be held in person?

In consideration of the ongoing nature and uncertain future of the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State has not yet made a decision on the status of the summer commencement ceremony. As was announced on April 15, the University is planning to deliver all courses and programming virtually through summer session II, however, the University is also preparing in case health dynamics shift and students could safely return to campuses for in-person instruction. A decision on holding an on-schedule, in-person summer commencement ceremony will be made based on guidance from government and health authorities, and in the best interest of the health and safety of graduates, their families, employees and our local communities.