Congratulations to Penn Law’s graduating class of 2013!
On Monday, May 13, Penn Law will host its graduation ceremony at the Academy of Music. The Class of 2013 Commencement Address will be delivered by Christopher J. Dodd, the longtime Democratic Senator from Connecticut. To follow along the day of the event, follow @PennLaw on Twitter or use #PennLaw13.
Law School Graduation Reception
Sunday, May 12th, 2013
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Penn Law, 3501 Sansom Street
Hosted by Dean Michael Fitts and the Penn Law Alumni Society
Please note that this is a ticketed event. Guests who have mobility issues may enter the Law School for the reception via the Sansom Street door.
University Commencement Ceremony
Monday, May 13, 2013
Franklin Field, 33rd and South Streets
Speaker: Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Due to heightened security at Penn’s Commencement ceremony, the gates to Franklin Field will open at 7:00 a.m., and it is recommended that attendees plan on arriving as early as possible. Every guest will be required to go through airport-style magnetometers, and certain items will be prohibited from Franklin Field, including but not limited to oversized bags, bottles, tripods and umbrellas. Guests should enter through the southeast gates (intersection of South St. and Convention Ave.) to Franklin Field and will be seated in the southeast, east, and northeast stands of the stadium. The procession of degree candidates will start to enter the field at about 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will begin at 10:15 a.m. upon the arrival of the academic procession (the President’s party and the faculty) and will conclude at approximately 12:00 noon. The ceremony will feature the conferral of degrees, the awarding of honorary degrees, greetings by University officials, and our Commencement speaker, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Tickets are not required for admission.
The ceremony will be held rain or shine. Students should report to Hamilton Village (Superblock), 39th and Locust Walk, no later than 7:45 a.m. School assembly points will be designated by signs. Please be prompt! Those who are not at their assembly points, in academic regalia, when the procession is formed will not be able to march and sit with their classmates.
Law School Graduation Ceremony
To view the live stream of the Law School Graduation Ceremony on Monday, May 13, please visit: https://www.law.upenn.edu/newsevents/live/commencement.php
Speaker: Christopher J. Dodd, longtime Democratic Senator from Connecticut.
Dodd announced his retirement from the Senate in 2010, ending a 36 year legislative career. He is now the head of the Motion Picture Association of America.
You may enter the Academy at 2:15 p.m. or shortly after. Seating is on a first-come basis. Each guest will be required to have a ticket. The numbers on the tickets are not seat numbers. This is a general- admission event. The accoustics throughout the hall are excellent and the sightlines are very good.
Guests using wheelchairs or who have problems with steps can enter the Academy at 2:00 p.m.(before the front doors open to the rest of the attendees), via a door on the south side of the building. Facing the Academy from Broad Street, there is a driveway on your left. You guests can enter the accessible door down that driveway. Cars may not go down the driveway. Ushers from the Academy will be on hand to help those using wheelchairs find the areas set aside for wheelchairs.
A sign language interpreter be on the left side of stage, signing the remarks of the speakers. If you would like to see the interpreter, please sit on the left side (that is, facing the stage) and up front.
Graduating students should go to the rehearsal hall of the Academy of Music. It is located on the 1400 block of Locust Street, halfway between Broad Street and 15th Street. You must be in the rehearsal hall by 2:15 in order to find your place in line. There is no place at the Academy or the rehearsal hall to leave purses and personal items. Please leave all items with your guests.