May 17, 2021

Penn President Amy Gutmann joined a remarkable group of students defined in large part by their resilience and perseverance, the Class of 2021 participated in the University’s 265th Commencement in a hybrid model due to the pandemic, with only a limited number of seniors in-person and socially distanced at a sunny Franklin Field. The rest of the graduating class, along with family members and friends, celebrated virtually, with a live stream of the event online. “Every Commencement at Penn is historic, but none quite like this,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said to the crowd. “To each graduate on the field, and to every graduate joining us online: You have done it. Here, at the turning of the tides, you make history.”

Penn Today news story.

More photos on Flickr from University Communications

See also President Gutmann’s Flickr gallery, Facebook page, and Instagram.

Photographs by Eddy Marenco and University Staff