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Penn State President Rodney Erickson to address undergraduates at commencement

Penn State will confer more than 2,600 degrees to undergraduate students at the University Park campus during its fall graduation ceremonies Dec. 21, the university announced Monday.

President Rodney Erickson will be the commencement speaker for undergraduate ceremonies. The interim vice president for research, Neil Sharkey, will address students receiving their master’s degrees and doctorates.

There are two undergraduate ceremonies. The first, at 9 a.m., will consist of undergrads in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences, Business, Earth and Mineral Sciences, Engineering, and Information Sciences and Technology. The second, at 12:30 p.m., will be for the colleges of Arts and Architecture, Communications, Education, Health and Human Development, Liberal Arts, Nursing and Science.

The Graduate School’s graduation is at 4:30 p.m.

All ceremonies are in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Penn State will award 2,662 bachelor’s degrees, 715 master’s degrees and 203 doctoral degrees, the university said. Across the entire Penn State system, the university will award 3,736 bachelor’s degrees, 919 master’s, 12 law degrees and 203 doctoral degrees.