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Friday, May 7th

Senior Send-Off

9am - 12pm

The Senior Send-off is an important part of PCA&D’s recognition of the senior class. At this celebratory event, the Class of 2021 will gather with their faculty in separate cohorts by major in the Art Garden. Each group will have time for reflection and sharing, as well as a chance to tour the Senior Exhibition in the Main Gallery. Masks must be worn in the Art Garden as well as in the building.

The time frame is as follows:

9 am: Animation & Game Art and Graphic Design 

10 am: Fine Art and Photography & Video

11 am: Illustration

The event will take place under a tent in the Art Garden. Although this is an in-person event, seniors, faculty, and staff who are not able to attend in person may do so through Zoom.

rsvp to attend

RSVP here . Your RSVP will also indicate whether you will be attending this event in person or virtually, as well as dietary needs.

Conferring The Degrees


In recognition of the Class of 2021 and the official conferring of degrees for the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, the entire PCA&D community and families of the graduating Class of 2021 are invited to attend a virtual ceremony in celebration and recognition of our seniors. 

The Conferring of Degrees Ceremony will be held virtually with a link to be shared closer to Friday, May 7. The program will begin at 2 pm.

Time Capsule

As you are heading out to start your career and new life as a graduate, what story would you like to tell to future generations of artists about what was happening during your time at PCA&D, how you felt/changed/persevered this year, or maybe what you learned? 

Who: Seniors only, please

What: Bring a note, piece of art, or memento to seal in the time capsule OR use the paper and supplies here to create a last-minute note/drawing to capture your feelings at the end of your senior year

When: Mon April 12 – Fri May 7

Where: Learning Commons (formerly known as the Library) 🙂

The Time Capsule will be “sealed” after Senior Send-Off May 7 — please be sure to drop off your submission by then!

Senior Send-Off Wall

Although we have remained socially distanced throughout the year, the senior send-off wall offers an opportunity to pass a note, drop a business card, or contribute a little remembrance item to seniors wishing them well or giving them a way to stay in touch.

Who: Anyone can drop a note off to a senior!

What: Bring a note, a memento, a small piece of art, etc. with you to drop in an envelope OR use the paper and supplies here if you feel moved to create a last-minute note or drop a business/contact card off.

When: Mon April 12 – Fri May 7

Where: Learning Commons

Please take your envelope with you after your department’s Senior Send-Off time on May 7. Any leftover envelopes will be mailed to your address on file.

Senior Gallery Exhibition

This evening event will showcase the outstanding work of this year’s senior class. 

Who: Seniors and their guests as well as the community.

When: Friday, May 7

Where: In the Main Gallery and throughout the three floors of the College.

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