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Commencement 2017

Congratulations 2017 Graduates!

You did it. You’ve worked hard, met your goals, and have made everlasting memories. This day is for you. We want to celebrate your accomplishments and achievements with your fellow classmates, family, and friends. This isn’t the conclusion of your experience at William Penn, it’s the beginning of a lifelong connection you will have as a Statesmen forever.

2017 Commencement Photos
Your 2017 Commencement photos are ready to be purchased.

A professional photograph was taken by DDJ Images Photography (DDJ Images Photography website) at the moment you received your diploma and/or hooding. Proofs are available to be viewed and ordered at DDJ Images Client Gallery.  For questions, email or contact Christy Boston, by email or call 641-673-1010.

Also check out our WPU Graduation 2017 Flickr album to see photos taken by our faculty and staff.

 Watch Commencement 2017 HERE

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.

Click here to see some great benefits of being a William Penn alum!

August Graduates

Upon completion of all remaining requirements, August graduates will receive their diplomas (qualified candidates) in the mail.  Diplomas are ordered after all final requirements are met.

For more information, please contact Christy Boston in the Academic Dean’s Office at 641-673-1010 or


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

Christy Boston