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Commencement Details

We are looking forward to 2021 Commencement this spring. The ceremony will look different than the traditional event, but we are excited that we will still be able to have a limited, in-person celebration for you and your classmates. Due to restrictions on public gatherings, which we anticipate will still be in place in May, we will be doing the first part of the traditional ceremony virtually. Each day during Commencement Week, we will share video links to speakers and other features that would normally be done in person. Then, on Saturday, May 8, we will do the Conferral of Degrees in person. Due to gathering restrictions for our limited space, we will not be able to have an external audience for this event. However, we will be streaming it live so family and friends can hear your name announced and watch you walk across the stage. A professional photographer will also be there to capture this special moment for you.

In the middle of April, graduates will be receiving more information about when/where you need to gather to line up for the Conferral of Degrees. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. on the 8th. Remember – you must RSVP for this event by April 2, 2021.


Students interested in participating in commencement, please utilize the links in the right side menu.

Steps are outlined in the CHECKLIST tab.

Deadlines are listed in the CRITICAL DATES tab.

Any questions about commencement can be directed to us by email at

Last Modified: 3/17/21 9:04 AM