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Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Commencement will be held in the Penn Activity Center (PAC) at 10 AM on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Monitor this page for further details.

2021 Commencement Guidelines

As we approach the much-anticipated 2021 Commencement ceremony at 10 AM on Saturday, May 8 in the Penn Activity Center (PAC), please familiarize yourselves with some of the guidelines below. Review the full letter here.

Important Information
  • Each graduate will be REQUIRED to register in advance in order to participate. If you plan to attend, please click here to register (deadline to register is April 9, 2021).
  • Each registered graduate will be allowed six (6) guests, to mitigate risk and exposure and allow for social distancing.
  • Each guest will be required to have a ticket to gain access to the PAC. A ticket link will be available upon completion of the survey, with the passcode being the graduates last name and first initial. (Ex: Name – Christy Boston, Passcode – bostonc). The deadline for reserving tickets is April 9, 2021. 

Blue and Gold Ceremony

Immediately following Commencement, graduates will recess to the front lawn of Penn Hall where the Alumni Association will lead you in the Blue and Gold Ceremony. This William Penn tradition launches our graduates off into the world, holding on to a piece of history. In case of rain, the Blue and Gold Ceremony will be held on the PAC turf.

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William Penn University
Penn Activity Center
1802 N E St.
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Christy Boston

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