The journey leading to Commencement can be a challenging one—and on Monday, May 19, the University community gathered to celebrate students’ significant academic achievement.
More than 5,000 graduates received their degrees at Penn’s 258th Commencement, held on a sunny, picture-perfect spring day.
“As Penn graduates, you exemplify the ethos of talent, coupled with drive and determination,” said Penn President Amy Gutmann.
Commencement speaker John Legend C’99, known in Penn circles by his birth name, John Stephens, encouraged the graduates to “go all in” and approach professional and personal pursuits with passion as they begin the next chapter of their lives.
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