Students at graduation


Congratulations on finishing a challenging degree program. The Department of Nuclear Engineering applauds your accomplishment. To ensure this is an enjoyable event for you and your guest(s) we would like to remind you of a few planning steps.

  • It is the graduating student’s responsibility to notify the University of their intent to graduate. Confirm the activation period on the Academic Calendar for the dates when you can activate your intent to graduate.
  • Using the “Apply for Graduation” link within the My Academics page in the LionPATH Student Center, you can set your intent to graduate
  • Once you have applied to graduate, the undergraduate office assistant will review your degree audit to ensure you have completed all of your degree requirements. In addition, the University Registrar’s Office will email you regarding the correct spelling of your name for the diploma and the address to be used to mail your diploma. Keep a close eye on your Penn State email to ensure you do not miss any important communications from either office.
  • After the activation period expires, you must contact Ms. Lori Yarger in the Undergraduate Program Office to activate or remove your intent to graduate. Ms. Yarger’s email address is
  • See the Registrar’s Graduation web site for additional information, such as transcripts, diploma mailing and instructions for name and address changes:
  • Visit Commencement at University Park to learn more about your important day:
  • There are no tickets for any of the Penn State Commencement Ceremonies. All seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. You are welcome to invite as many people as you would like to.
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The Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the top ranked nuclear engineering programs in the United States. The department distinguishes itself with a strong focus on experimental research. The actively growing department leads four educational programs for students pursuing a bachelor of science, a master of science, a master of engineering, or a doctoral degree. The Radiation Science and Engineering Center (RSEC) facilities, including the Breazeale Reactor, are available to nuclear engineering faculty and students at Penn State for research and instruction. RSEC houses the Breazeale Nuclear Reactor, the country’s first and longest operating licensed nuclear research reactor. Having access to an operating research reactor is a key strength for the department and enables Penn State to harness research and educational opportunities that are unique in the United States. See how we’re inspiring change and impacting tomorrow at

Department of Nuclear Engineering

206 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-867-2136