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Virtual Commencement to Celebrate the Class of 2021


Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our 2021 Commencement! For a pdf of the full Commencement program, please click here.



Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Penn Nursing’s 2021 commencement was different again this year due to the pandemic. The graduates, their families, friends, and the Penn Nursing community, gathered online for our virtual graduation on May 17, 2021. We celebrated their achievements, their studies, their work, their honors, and we welcomed them among the ranks of the Penn Nursing Alumni.

Underwood to be 2021 Penn Nursing Commencement Speaker

US Congresswoman Lauren Underwood, who serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, will be the 2021 Penn Nursing commencement speaker. The ceremony, which will be virtual due to the continuing pandemic, will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST. Underwood is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress. She is also the youngest African American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives.