Be sure to mark your new calendars for these 2018 Commencement Events

Portrait Sittings by LifeTouch
April 4/18 + 4/25, 9 am to 4 pm
To schedule: Log onto school code 4000 or call 1-800-OUR-YEAR (687-9327).
Location: Gershman Hall 3rd floor, Levitt Foyer

Ticket & Regalia Distribution Week
Monday - Friday, April 23 - 27, 2018, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Gershman Hall

During this week, students may pick up two tickets for guests to view the 2018 Commencement ceremony in the Merriam Theater, and an additional two tickets for viewing the live streaming of the event in one of our on-campus theaters. After that week, any unclaimed tickets for the Merriam Theater will be entered into a lottery for other graduates to use. An email announcing the lottery will be sent after 6 p.m. on April 27, 2018, and students should reply via their UArts email to request additional tickets if available.

Academic Program Award Ceremonies
May 7-9, 2018, Location & times TBD

Students receiving awards will be notified by their programs in May.

Master's Degree Hooding Ceremonies
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
College of Performing Arts Hooding Ceremony, 2-4 p.m. Caplan Recital Hall
College of Art, Media, & Design/Continuing Studies, 4-6 p.m., Arts Bank

2018 Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 10 am
doors open at 9 am
The Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

HD live-stream viewing on campus:
Caplan Recital Hall, 17th Fl, Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19107
Levitt Auditorium, 3rd Fl, Gershman Hall, 401 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102
The Arts Bank, 601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia PA 19102

Questions? Please contact us at

139th Commencement Ceremony, May 11, 2017
Merriam Theater, 250 South Broad Street

The Commencement ceremony took place at 10:30 a.m. View the on-demand stream below.