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2018 Commencement

2018 Commencement

View the Recording of the 2018 Commencement Exercises


Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at Eisenhower Auditorium on Penn State's University Park campus. The ceremony will last about 90 minutes. Tickets are not required. Following the ceremony, there will be a reception for graduates and their families and guests in the law school's Lewis Katz Building.

Directions to Eisenhower Auditorium and Accessibility Information


Photographers from GradImages™ will be at the commencement ceremony to take photographs of students as they individually approach, cross, and exit the stage. GradImages will contact students with an offer for a free 5 x 7 and an opportunity to purchase additional photos. If you need more information concerning photography by GradImages, please visit their website. Family members taking photos or videos during the ceremony will be limited to areas behind the student seating. No one will be permitted in the aisles during the processional and recessional.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:30am
Eisenhower Auditorium, University Park, Pa

Hotel Information

If you are looking for lodging information for commencement weekend, we have arranged with the following area hotels to block off rooms at a special rate for the May 11-13, 2018 graduation block.  Please note that in order to secure the Law School’s rate, you are encouraged to book your rooms well in advance.

Hampton Inn & Suites
1955 Waddle Rd.
State College, PA 16803
(814) 231-1899
$139/night + tax
Group Code: PUL
Make reservations until 4/11/18: HERE.

Holiday Inn Express
1925 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
(814) 867-1800
$139/night + tax
Group Code: PL1
Make reservations until 4/11/18
***Working on a reservation link- website is down

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2215 N. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16803
(814) 238-3871
$139/night + tax
Group Code: PSLB
Make reservations until 4/11/18: HERE

Marriott SpringHill Suites
1935 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
(814) 867-1807
$139/night + tax
Group Code: PSUS      
Make reservations until 4/11/18: HERE

For a complete listing of Lodging in the State College Area please visit:

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