Opening Convocation 2020 Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. ET

University of Pennsylvania Opening Convocation 2020

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania!

President Gutmann and Provost Pritchett hosted the Opening Convocation Ceremony on Monday, August 31, 7:00 p.m. ET. This special online ceremony celebrated the first-year and transfer students as they joined the Penn community, with remarks and musical performances. Online ceremony and program are available below.


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