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Congratulations 2023 Graduates!

Commencement will be held in the Penn Activity Center (PAC) at 10 AM on Saturday, May 13th, 2023.

2023 Commencement Guidelines

As we approach the much-anticipated 2023 Commencement ceremony at 10 AM on Saturday, May 13th, 2023, in the Penn Activity Center (PAC), please familiarize yourselves with some of the guidelines below. Review the full letter here.

Important Information
  • Each guest will be required to have a ticket to gain access to the PAC; tickets may be reserved HERE. Use your Student ID # to claim tickets for any friends or family who are planning to intend. Please use your guest’s information. Do not list your email and name for all the tickets. There is no limit to how many tickets you can claim. However, please only claim the ticket if you know your guest is attending. The deadline for reserving tickets is May 2nd, 2023. 
  • If you run into any problems, email

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