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PCOM Commencement

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

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DO Commencement 
Philadelphia Campus

Details regarding the 2021 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine commencement for Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will be posted when available.

Commencement Tickets

Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets. Ticket ordering information will be emailed to graduates in February. Tickets are distributed at rehearsal.

Military Commissioning Ceremony

Details regarding the formal commissioning and pinning of graduates in the military will be announced at a later date.

Graduates will also repeat the oath of office during the commencement ceremony.

Military graduates will receive an email in February with details about the on-campus ceremony (including guest invitations) as well as the repeat of the oath during the commencement ceremony.

Ordering Graduation Announcements

PCOM Printing Solutions will begin taking orders for commencement announcement cards and envelopes in early 2021. Details will be posted when available.

Graduation announcements are sold in lots of 25 personalized announcements and 25 envelopes. 

Deadline to order:
To be announced.

How to order:
To place an order, email Printing Solutions at with the following information:

  1. Your name (as you want it to appear on the announcement).
  2. Your campus.
  3. The program you are graduating from.
  4. State if you are picking up or if you would like your order shipped. If your order is being shipped, please provide your shipping address (a shipping charge will be added to the cost).

Payments may be made by check, debit or credit card.

If paying with a credit card, please call our main number at 215-871-6670. Please do not email us your credit card number.

If paying by check, please mail to:

PCOM Printing Solutions
Suite 012
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Printing Solutions will notify you by email when your order is complete and ready to be picked up (orders can be shipped for an additional charge). All orders must be prepaid before shipping or 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 an immediate 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 graduates.
  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 is emailed to all graduates in January.

Rehearsal, Class Photograph and Reception

Rehearsal date: To be announced.

All details of the commencement ceremony will be covered, including marshaling order, roll call and more. Caps and gowns, tickets and yearbooks will also be distributed. It is important that all graduates attend.

Photos and Videos

Details regarding the availability of ceremony photos and videos will be posted at a later date.

Social Media

Use #PCOMgrad to share your PCOM DO commencement photos, videos, memories, well wishes and celebratory moments. View our social media directory to find a listing of PCOM's social media accounts or visit our social wall to see recent posts.

Contact Us

For questions regarding the commencement ceremony, contact Student Affairs at

Questions regarding the dinner dance should be directed to the Nicole Dillard, Office of the Provost, at 215-871-6770.

Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 215-871-6704 or with questions regarding your diploma.

The Provost, Dr. Ken Veit, hosts the commencement dinner dance for a night of recognition, dining and dancing. Invitations are sent from the Office of the Provost to each graduating student in early April.

Please be sure to RSVP when you receive your invitation. Each student may invite one (1) guest. Guests must be 18 years or older.

For more information, contact Nicole Dillard, Office of the Provost, at 215-871-6770.

2020 David A. Bitonte, DO '80, MBA, MPH, FAOCA, Commencement Speaker

To be announced.

Support for the Commencement speaker was generously provided by a gift from David A. Bitonte, DO '80, MBA, MPH, FAOCA.

To be announced.