Penn State celebrated the accomplishments of graduates during its spring 2021 commencement ceremonies May 7 through May 9. This spring the University awarded approximately 14,400 diplomas to students University-wide who are completing associate, baccalaureate, master, law, doctoral and medical degrees. All figures listed are estimates as of April 5; totals do not include the Pennsylvania College of Technology.
Juliana Cragin, "Memento Mori," comic, graphite on paper
"Juliana Cragin's subtle and sophisticated visual narrative, 'Memento Mori,' draws the reader into the artist's personal life experience and inner thoughts during the 2020 pandemic lockdown. 'Memento Mori' refers to an artistic or symbolic reminder of both the impermanence of life and the inevitability of death and perfectly encapsulates our lost last year." — Emily Steinberg, lecturer in art, Penn State Abington