PCOM Class of 2024: What to Know Before Commencement
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What to Know Before Commencement 
PCOM Class of 2024

May 15, 2024

Graduation season is around the corner for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Class of 2024. Three Commencement ceremonies will take place at PCOM South Georgia on May 16, at PCOM Georgia on May 21, and at PCOM on May 24. See below for details for each location.

All ceremonies will be streamed on PCOM's YouTube channel, and American Sign Language interpreters will be available on-site and on the live YouTube stream.

When and where is my Commencement Ceremony?

  • PCOM grad students smile in their caps and gowns on Broad Street in Philadelphia, PA

    PCOM South Georgia's Commencement ceremony will be held from 1-4 p.m.  Thursday, May 16 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. The ceremony will graduate its second class of students with the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, and its third class of students with the master of science in biomedical sciences.
  • PCOM Georgia's ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at the Gas South Convention Center in Duluth. The ceremony will include all doctoral and graduate programs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Pharmacy and the School of Health Sciences.
  • The PCOM Class of 2024 ceremony will be held from 1-4:30 p.m. Friday, May 24 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The ceremony will recognize graduates of all doctoral and graduate programs in the College of Osteopathic Medicine, School of Professional and Applied Psychology and the School of Health Sciences.
  • Visit the PCOM Student Affairs Commencement page for more details on each venue, ceremony and parking.

What should I bring with me?

  • At all ceremonies, each guest must have an individual ticket to enter, and students are responsible for distributing allotted tickets to guests.
  • Graduates do not need a ticket, but will need to pick up their Grad Pass at the check-in table upon arrival at their ceremony.
  • Graduates should bring their gown, hood, tam/mortar board and tassel with them.
  • Doors at the PCOM and PCOM Georgia ceremonies will open to all guests at 11 a.m.
  • Doors at the PCOM South Georgia ceremony will open to anyone needing special assistance at 11:45 a.m. and at 12 p.m. for all other guests.
  • As each venue has a clear bag policy, please prepare accordingly by limiting the number of personal items brought into the venue in order to expedite the screening process.
  • Visit the FAQs page for information on prohibited items.

Who is the speaker at my ceremony?

  • Retired Villanova men's basketball head coach, two-time NCAA National Champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer Jay Wright will deliver the 2024 Commencement address to graduates on Friday, May 24, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
  • Nick Masino, President & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett, will deliver remarks to the graduates and guests of PCOM Georgia's Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 21.
  • This year's PCOM South Georgia Commencement speaker is H. William Craver III, DO '87, FACOS, who served PCOM for three decades, including administrative positions at each of the College's three campuses. He was instrumental in establishing the Moultrie campus, and when he retired in April 2023, Dr. Craver was PCOM South Georgia's dean and chief academic officer.

What can I expect after Commencement?

  • A PCOM South Georgia DO graduate smiles and makes a heart symbol with her hands while holding her diploma

    Diplomas will be mailed out after Commencement or after the date your degree is officially conferred.
  • PCOM Printing Solutions is taking orders for Commencement Announcements for all three locations. To check order deadlines and to place an order, email printingsolutions@pcom.edu.

For more information, visit the PCOM Student Affairs Commencement and FAQs pages for all ceremonies, or contact Ashley Jones at ashleyjo@pcom.edu.

We invite you to celebrate your accomplishments on social media and join the Commencement conversation. Use #PCOMgrad to share your PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia photos, videos, memories, well wishes and celebratory moments.

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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

For the past 125 years, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM, a private, not-for-profit accredited institution of higher education, operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, and school psychology. The college also offers graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, physician assistant studies, and school psychology. PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

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