Attendance at commencement is expected. Commencement ceremonies for Penn State graduate students are held three times a year. Graduate candidates from the College of Medicine are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony held at Hershey at the end of the spring semester. However, if your degree is being conferred in the fall or summer semesters, you can elect to participate in the commencement ceremony at University Park. All graduating students planning to attend the ceremony at University Park must register here. Indicate your campus as “Hershey” on the registration site.