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Because of the weather forecast for Saturday, the commencement ceremony will be held in Beaver Community Center. The reception for graduates and families following the ceremony will be held in the Perkins Student Center. 


graduate holding diploma

Schedule of Events

Commencement will take place on May 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

View schedule and details for the day »

Dr. Steensland's head shot

Commencement Speaker

Our commencement speaker for Spring 2014 will be Dr. Blaine Steensland, Senior Director of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Penn State Berks.

Meet our Commencement Speaker »

John C. Perate

Alumni Speaker

John Perate is a 1996 graduate of Penn State University with a bachelor degree in Marketing and International Business. He is employed by Santander Bank as a Relationship Manager, VP Corporate Banking.

Meet our Alumni Speaker »

Students line up for Commencement

Class Gift

The tradition of Penn State University seniors making a class gift is over 100 years old. The senior class at Penn State Berks is encouraged to participate in the class gift.

This Year's Class Gift »

Nittany Lion Statue at Penn State Berks

Directions to Campus

Refer your guests to our driving directions to assist them in attending your commencement ceremony.

Driving Directions »

Happy Students at Commencement

Student Marshals

Student marshals are selected for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to student life. This year's student marshals are Bethany Connors and Felix Greiner. 

View Student Marshal information »

Students in robes at Commencement

Order a Robe

Graduating students must wear an academic robe to participate in the commencement ceremony. Robing arrangements are made through the Penn State Berks Bookstore (610-396-6100). 

How to order your robe »

Happy Student at Commencement

Upcoming Commencements

Verify the date of ceremonies for current and upcoming commencements.
Schedule for Upcoming Ceremonies »