Information for Graduates

Details regarding caps and gowns, diplomas, event tickets and ceremony proceedings for the 2019 DO Program Commencement Ceremony for Philadelphia campus students 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.


The formal commissioning and pinning of graduates in the military will be announced when available.

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.

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements may be ordered through PCOM Printing Services. To place an order, you may 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 announcement).
  2. Your campus.
  3. Your program.
  4. How many announcement packages you want to order.
  5. How you will pay for the order.

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

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 delivery/pick-up.

Questions? Email


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

Details regarding the 2019 rehearsal, class photograph and reception will be announced when available.