Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Penn State Hazleton's commencement celebration followed a university-wide virtual ceremony that began at 2 p.m. on May 9. That livestreamed event featured traditional ceremonial components, including formal remarks and conferral of degrees for undergraduate students at University Park and all Commonwealth Campuses, as well as students in The Graduate School.
A video of Spring 2020 Commencement is available to view.
Students can view the Penn State Hazleton Marching Order page and download and share their information, download the Penn State Hazleton Commencement program book, and read the story of the event.
Spring 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3 p.m.
A virtual ceremony celebrating the remarkable achievements of the Class of 2020 took place at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. Graduates and their families joined together online as Penn State Hazleton leadership recognized them on this important occasion.
Immediately following the formal congratulatory remarks, all graduates were invited to socialize with faculty, members of the Hazleton campus community, at virtual receptions hosted by degree program coordinators.
Until we can celebrate together, this virtual commencement was the first step in recognizing the Class of 2020 for its accomplishments. Penn State remains committed to marking this milestone with students and their families when public health guidelines allow.
All diplomas are mailed directly to the students' homes following the ceremony.
In-home Celebration Photos and Resources
Even though we couldn't share such a special occasion in this time of social distancing, we want to see members of the Class of 2020! We encourage grads to share pictures of their in-home celebrations on social media using the hashtag #PSUGrad.
Download printable signs and graphics to share on social media.
A variety of Zoom backgrounds are available to use.
Please visit the Zoom Help Center for usage instructions. To ensure backgrounds display properly, uncheck the “mirror my video” option in your Zoom virtual background settings.
For more information on graduation, visit Office of the University Registrar/Graduation.