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Lewis Katz Building, University Park, PA
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Commencement 2016



Commencement will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 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.


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.


If you are looking for lodging for commencement weekend, we have arranged with the following hotels to block off rooms at a special rate. In order to secure the law school’s rate, you are encouraged to book your rooms well in advance.

The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, PA 16803
Deluxe $175/night + tax
Standard $125/night + tax
Group Code: DICE16A
Make reservations until 4/12/16

Marriott SpringHill Suites
1935 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
$119.00/night + tax
Group Code: Penn State University
Make reservations until 4/13/16

Holiday Inn Express
1925 Waddle Road
State College, PA 16803
$109.00/night + tax
Group Code: Penn State University
Make reservations until 4/13/16

Country Inn & Suites
1357 East College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-6000
$119.00/night + tax
Group Code – PSU Law Commencement
Make reservations until 4/29/16

Ramada Conference Center State College
1450 S. Atherton Street
State College, PA  16801
(814) 238-3001
$72.00/night + tax
Group Code: DSLG
Make reservations until 4/13/16

Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center 
One Country Club Lane
State College, PA  16803
(814) 234-8000
$119.00/night + tax
Group Code: DSL
Make reservations until 4/13/16

The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Mary Beth Aber at 814-867-2808 in advance of your participation or visit.