Upon successful completion of required coursework and the six-month internship, students are recognized in a formal graduation ceremony.

Faculty, friends, family, and industry representatives are invited to attend the graduation ceremony on the Penn State University Park campus.

The day starts out with group and individual photos at the Nittany Lion Shrine.  A student-selected speaker from industry or academia gives a Keynote address to the graduates.  Students are recognized with many scholarships and awards, and the ceremony finishes with the presentation of the certificate by a College of Agricultural Sciences administrator.