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Commencement Notes

University of Pennsylvania Commencement Notes are available online for the years 1985 through 2013. Written by Mark Frazier Lloyd and published in the annual Commencement Program, these notes provide historical context for Penn’s commencement and typically feature milestones in 50 or 100 year increments prior to the given year’s ceremony.

Selected Commencement Programs are also available.

2010s: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
2000s: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
1990s: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
1980s: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989