Connecting alumni to the Smeal College of Business and each other long after graduation.
Home > Alumni Relations > Student Resources > Graduating Students

Graduating Students

So, you’re almost an alum…

We want to help you celebrate your graduation milestone, and show you the path to staying involved with the college. We hope you will explore end-of-year activities available to you.

Senior Sendoff Celebration

College graduation marks a major life milestone. All graduating seniors and their families will be invited to join the Smeal College of Business for our annual pre-commencement celebration to recognize your achievements. Members of the graduating undergraduate class who attend will receive a small gift from Smeal. Invitations are sent via e-mail.

Members of the MBA and EMBA graduating classes will receive a small gift from Smeal at the pre-commencement ceremonies. Graduating Ph.D. students should stop by room 209 Business Building to receive a small gift from Smeal.

Senior Class Gift

Penn State seniors have a long tradition of giving to Penn State, beginning with the class of 1861. Penn State landmarks such as the Lion Shrine, the Allen Street Gates, and class scholarships are the result of senior class energy and financial support.

The mission of the Senior Class Gift campaign is to promote a philanthropic spirit among the graduating class by providing students an opportunity to start their legacy of giving to the University. By organizing and financing a campus project or scholarship, Penn State seniors leave behind a bit of their own personality and take their first steps toward being proud alumni.

To make your pledge to the Senior Class Gift campaign, complete the online pledge form.