Penn State World Campus student service members and veterans who are graduating in the spring 2023 semester are invited to participate in the University's military honor cord ceremony on Thursday, May 4.

A tradition that has taken place since 2016, the ceremony recognizes graduates who have served, or are currently serving, in the United States military with an honor cord in acknowledgment of their service.

This semester's ceremony will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on May 4 in Robb Hall of the Hintz Family Alumni Center at the University Park campus in State College, Pennsylvania. Registration is open. 

The red, white, and blue cords will be presented by Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi at the ceremony and worn by graduates during the spring 2023 commencement ceremonies. The ceremony is free, and family members are welcome to attend.

The ceremony is being organized by the Penn State Office of Veterans Affairs and Services and the Office of Veterans Programs.

Those who would like to attend should RSVP by filling out this form.