August 31, 2020
Please note that the 2020 calendar of events will be updated throughout the summer as we continue to monitor the University’s COVID-19 response.
Convocation is a Penn tradition that dates to 1910 (and perhaps, on an informal basis, earlier). Though the format may have changed over the years, this event is a significant marker in the lives of Penn undergraduates. This is the first time that the freshman class marches together. They will come together again on Hey Day in their junior year, and at Commencement in their senior year.
Rain location: The Palestra