Information for Graduates


Commencement Tickets

Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets. Dates and times for pickup will be announced.


The formal commissioning of graduates in the military will take place on stage as part of the commencement ceremony. Please refer to the Commissioning Policy on Nucleus for additional details. A separate communication with specific details will be sent to each military graduate.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements may be ordered through PCOM Printing Services. To place an order, email Printing Services at Be sure to include the following information in your email:

1. Your name (as you want it to appear on the name cards).

2. Your campus.

3. Your program.

Payment may be made by check, debit/credit card or student ID card. If paying by check, please mail to:

PCOM Printing Services
Suite 101
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

You will be notified by email when your order is filled. All orders must be prepaid before delivery/pick-up.


The Dean of the College hoods all graduates. However, there are two instances when PCOM will extend the
privilege of hooding a graduate to a guest:

1. The graduate has a family member, who is either an osteopathic or allopathic physician. Family
member is defined and limited to: a spouse, mother, father, sister, or brother. This privilege is limited
to one Guest Hooder per graduate in order to expedite the ceremony and to be fair to all of our

2. The graduate has a close relationship with a member of the PCOM Board of Trustees. This privilege
will be limited to one graduate per Board member in order to expedite the ceremony and to be fair to
all of our graduates.

There are no exceptions to this policy.

You may request a "Guest Hooder" by completing the guest hooder survey which will be emailed to all graduates.

Rehearsal, Class Photograph and Reception

Details regarding the Class of 2017 rehearsal, class photograph and reception will be posted when available. All details of the commencement ceremony will be covered, including marshalling order, roll call, etc. It is important that all graduates attend.