Graduate students invited to register for the annual Graduate Exhibition

New Design Option added to this year’s event

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Registration is now open for the 34th annual Graduate Exhibition, a showcase of musical performances, cutting-edge research, and visual arts presented by Penn State's graduate students.

The exhibition will open with musical performances at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 22, at the new Recital Hall and conclude on March 24, with poster and design presentations by graduate students, along with video and visual arts displays in the HUB-Robeson Center.

This year, graduate students whose research focuses on the design of a product, whether that be in a three-dimensional or digital space, will have the opportunity to participate in the newly created Design Option. Design work for this category could include a variety of products such as a three-dimensional object, a video game, computer-aided design (CAD), simulations, musical composition, or other design objects. 

Registration closes Friday, Feb. 22

Awards will be given to those students whose presentations are judged best in the categories of arts and humanities, engineering, health and life sciences, performance, physical sciences and mathematics, social and behavioral sciences, and visual arts.

The Graduate Exhibition celebrates research and creative scholarship, in all its aspects, as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. Established in 1986, the Graduate Exhibition places special emphasis on communicating research and creative endeavor to a general audience and offers unique opportunities for professional development by challenging graduate students to present their work in clear, comprehensible terms to people outside their fields.

Graduate Exhibition schedule of events:

  • Musical Performances
    Friday, March 22
    7 p.m.
    Recital Hall
  • Research Presentations
    Posters, Design and Videos
    Sunday, March 24
    1 to 4 p.m.
    Alumni and Heritage Halls, HUB-Robeson Center
  • Visual Arts
    Sculptures, Photography, Paintings and more
    Sunday, March 24
    1 to 4 p.m.
    Art Gallery, HUB-Robeson Center (adjacent to the auditorium)

All events are free and open to the public.

More information about the Graduate Exhibition is available at