Office of Strategic Communications
Brand Guide

Commencement Communications

Commencement Communications

Commencement Open House

All graduating undergrads will receive a series of emails from Dean Lang inviting them to register for the college’s Commencement Open House, which will be held from 2:00–3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3 in the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

  • Wednesday, April 3 – Invitation sent to students from the college
  • Friday, April 5 – Email headers and social media graphics sent to academic units. Feel free to encourage students to check their emails and register using the official registration form that will be sent from the college.
  • Wednesday, April 10 – Reminder email sent to students from the college
  • Wednesday, April 17 – Final reminder email sent to students from the college
  • Friday, April 19 – A list of attendees sent to academic units from the college
  • Wednesday, April 24 – Invitation sent to faculty and staff

End-of-Semester Templates

Please use our Canva templates on the college’s shared Canva account to create your end-of-semester materials.

Awards Ceremony Templates

Social Media Templates

PowerPoint Presentation Slide Templates

Social Media

Be sure to share information about your department’s major marshal(s) on social media. The college’s Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts will be posting about each of the student marshals, and we encourage you to share and retweet those posts.

Please encourage students and families to share their commencement photos and experiences using #PSUGrad and #PSULiberalArtsGrad on social media.

Recent Graduates

Each graduating student will receive an email a few weeks after graduation with some tips on how to stay active with the College of the Liberal Arts and Penn State as alumni. All graduating students will be added to our recent grad email list, which we communicate with throughout the year.

If you have any questions about commencement communications, feel free to email Kathy Swidwa or Kirsten Smith.

We also encourage graduates to join the Penn State Liberal Arts alumni groups

Please feel free to share these groups with your department’s network of alumni.