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Spring 2022 Commencement

The spring 2022 commencement ceremony for the College of the Liberal Arts will take place at 4:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 7 in the Bryce Jordan Center. Students should arrive by 3:30 p.m. More details can be found at

Commencement FAQ

Graduating seniors and their families are invited to attend the College of the Liberal Arts commencement receptions on Saturday, May 7 on the Pattee Mall. Students will receive an email from the College of the Liberal Arts on March 23 with the link to register for the receptions below. All times are in Eastern Time.

Reception Parking: Students and their families are encouraged to park at the Nittany Parking Deck and then walk down to Pattee Mall. Those who need to be dropped off closer can get dropped off behind Sparks Building. Handicap parking is also available behind Sparks Building.

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Tent 1: Paterno Fellows Program

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Tent 1: Labor and Employment Relations

Tent 2: African American Studies; African Studies; Communication Arts and Sciences; Philosophy; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Tent 3: English

Tent 4: Sociology and Criminology

Tent 5: Economics

Noon–1:00 p.m. 

Tent 1: Political Science

Tent 2: Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies; History; Jewish Studies; Latin American Studies; Medieval Studies; Middle East Studies

Tent 3: Anthropology

Tent 4: Psychology

Tent 5: Global Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Senior Week

“Still Job Searching? What to Do Next”

Watch recording

Related Resource: Alumni Career Services

“Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting My First Job”

Watch recording

Related Resource: LionLink

“LinkedIn Dos and Don’ts”

Watch recording

Related Resources: Career Services LinkedIn and Social Media Tips and Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network

“Budgeting and Life After Graduation”

Watch recording

Related Resource: Sokolov-Miller Family Financial and Life Skills Center

Post-Grad Survey

Spring 2022 graduates, please complete this brief five-minute, confidential survey. The questions in the survey focus on your undergraduate experiences, as well as your current or future career plans.

Take the Post-Grad Survey

Stay Connected

Join the Penn State Liberal Arts Alumni LinkedIn group

For questions about commencement, please visit or contact Steven Sherman at 814-863-3870 or

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