Information for Graduates


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

The formal commissioning and pinning of graduates in the military is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at PCOM. Refreshments and photos will follow the commissioning and pinning ceremonies.

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.

Graduation Announcements

PCOM Printing Services will begin taking orders for 2019 commencement announcement packages in February 2019. The announcement package includes 25 personalized announcements and 25 envelopes. Cost will be announced in February.

Deadline to order:
Last day to order announcement is May 1, 2019.

How to order:
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 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
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.



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: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: PCOM

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