Congratulations to the Class of 2024!

Graduating students, along with their families and friends,
are invited to join us at Penn State Wilkes-Barre for our

Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony

Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
in the Athletic & Recreation Building
~ or ~
watch it live online beginning at
9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4.

Commencement Speaker: Ashley Hoeffner
Valedictorian: John Stone
Salutatorian: Cloe Mazzatosta

View the Commencement program or
scan the QR code below to view on your mobile device:

QR code for viewing the Commencement program on a mobile device

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for guests. Graduates should arrive by 8:30 a.m. with their caps, gowns, and tassels and report to the Athletic and Recreation Building for rehearsal. The ceremony lasts approximately one hour.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the campus will be providing a live video stream of the ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. After the day of the event, a recording will be available on the page.*

A professional photographer will be taking photographs of the graduates, and the Campus Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for the convenience of graduates, guests, faculty, and staff.

Want to get some of the best graduation photos? Here’s where to take them:

  • The Nittany Lion Shrine
  • On the wall at the entrance to campus
  • On the Nittany Lion bench near the Struthers Career Services Center
  • Hayfield House, both inside and out (especially in front of the floating staircase)
  • In front of your favorite classroom
  • On the bridge crossing the Rave Family Pond
  • In or around the Fran Brown Gazebo

* Live stream and recording. Penn State Wilkes-Barre IT staff will be recording and live-streaming the ceremony for any family members and friends of graduates who are not able to attend. If you attend the ceremony in person, you consent to being photographed, filmed, and/or recorded.