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Digitized Resource

Commencement Programs

Selected University of Pennsylvania Commencement Programs are available online in PDF format. Included are the opening pages or entire programs for June commencements from 1925 to the present as well as entire programs for selected earlier years.

Commencement Notes, historical accounts of the University published in each Commencement Program from 1985 to the present are also available online.

Programs with an asterisk(*) are available in their entirety.

21st Century

20th Century


1800s: 1851*, 1856*, 1858*, 1861*, 1870*, 1871*, 1889*, 1894*
1700s: 1789*