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Graduation events and ceremonies for University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University

Philadelphia area Universities are abundant with anticipation for the year’s upcoming graduation events and ceremonies. Graduates can hardly contain their excitement as they prepare to celebrate their achievements during this once-in-a-lifetime momentous occasion. Grads will be out in full force, shopping for just the right outfit to wear, making celebration plans and getting ready for various graduation events, parties and social gatherings.

Graduation Ceremonies for The University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Drexel University

The most extraordinary event of all will be the graduation commencement ceremony, where students’ hard work pays off with a well-earned degree in hand, in recognition of academic excellence. Here’s how Philadelphia area Universities will commence graduation ceremonies:

The University of Pennsylvania

Commencement takes place on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Franklin Field, (located at 33rd and South Street). Gates will open at 7:00 a.m.; attendees should arrive as early as possible. Guests should enter through the southeast gates at the intersection of South Street and Convention Avenue. Tickets are not required for admission.

The procession of degree candidates will begin to enter the field at 8:30 a.m. The graduation ceremony will begin at 10:15 a.m. and will conclude at approximately noon. The 257th graduation ceremony will feature:

  • the conferral of degrees
  • the awarding of honorary degrees
  • greetings by University officials and Commencement speaker, Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

For the safety of all attendees, officials, faculty and guests, heightened security will be present. As a result, make note that oversized bags, bottles, tripods and umbrellas will not be permitted into Franklin Field.

Temple University

Commencement takes place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 in the Liacouras Center at 10:00 a.m. Gates will open at 8:30 a.m., and graduates should arrive no later than 8:30 a.m.

Tickets are required for guest admission, (limit 4), and may be purchased online at Temple University’s website. The general Commencement Ceremony will last approximately 90 minutes.

The commencement schedule:

  • 8:30 a.m.: Liacouras Center doors open
  • 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Graduates report for line-up
  • 10:00 a.m.: 126th Commencement Ceremony

Please make note that balloons will not be permitted at the graduation ceremony.

Drexel University

Commencement takes place on Friday, June 14, and Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic CenterJohn A. Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia. Graduates are required to arrive at least one hour prior to the start of their ceremony.

Scheduled commencements are as follows:

Friday, June 14, 2013:

9:30 a.m.
College of Engineering
School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems

1:30 p.m.
College of Nursing & Health Professions
School of Public Health

Saturday, June 15, 2013:

9 a.m.
LeBow College of Business

1 p.m.
College of Information Science and Technology
Goodwin College of Professional Studies
School of Education

4:30 p.m.
College of Arts & Sciences
A. Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Tickets are required for guests attending the ceremonies, no exceptions. Guests who do not have tickets will be escorted to a nearby remote viewing location. Each graduate will receive 4 guest tickets, and must purchase regalia no later than June 7th in order to ensure there will be tickets available.

Post-Graduation

Once commencement ceremonies have concluded, the overjoyed (and relieved) graduates will be out in full force to celebrate their major milestone in style… attending graduation parties, festivals, dinners, receptions and all manner of extravagance and merriment. There’s no better place to be than in Philadelphia for such a wondrous occasion, with spectacular events and venues hosting the most lavish affairs to be found.

A great majority of graduates and guests take this opportunity to indulge themselves with luxury and reward for all the hard work leading up to this significant moment in their lives… as they should! One fundamentally popular example is the hiring of a chauffeured limousine service, so graduates can travel in style without concerning themselves about who will be driving, or how challenging traffic will be during the melee of graduation celebrations taking place all over Philadelphia.

A luxurious limo is the perfect way to pat yourself on the back for all your hard work and achievements.

But be sure to reserve your ride well ahead of graduation, to ensure that chauffeured transportation will still be available on your memorable day. Get a travel price quote and make your plans early!

We at Philadelphia-Limousine-Services.com offer our heartfelt congratulations to all of our distinguished graduates in 2013, and kudos for a job well done. We hope you’ll relish your accomplishment, and savor this extraordinary experience… you’ve earned it!

Graduation events and ceremonies for University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University

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