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2021 Virtual Commencement

Join us for this year's virtual commencement on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. Link will be posted to this page closer to the event date.

Important Dates

March 26, 2021 Deadline to apply for commencement student speaker
April 1, 2021 Deadline to submit graduation application & for name to be included in commencement program
April 12-16, 2021 Graduates who have submitted an RSVP will be invited to campus to pick up their regalia and get their photo taken for inclusion in the virtual ceremony.
May 27, 2021 Virtual commencement ceremony at 7:30 p.m.

Pre-Commencement Information

Apply to Graduate

Complete the online graduation application and follow-up survey (included with the graduation application) by April 1, 2021.

RSVP for Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Upon completing the graduation application, you will receive an email to RSVP for commencement, including ordering regalia (cap, gown, tassel).

Commencement Student Speaker

The selected graduating student will deliver a five-minute address during the virtual commencement ceremony. If interested, submit an application by March 26. The application process will include a brief statement about why they are interested in representing their graduating class. As part of the selection process, applicants will be asked to provide a written copy of their proposed address, and do a read-through with the selection committee. 

Regalia Pickup & Photography

Students who have applied for graduation and submitted an RSVP for commencement will be invited to campus the week of April 12, 2021 to pick up their regalia (cap, gown, tassel) and get their photo taken for inclusion in the virtual ceremony. If you RSVP’d and submitted your information for regalia (cap, gown, tassel), you must come to campus this week to pick up your items. See map for parking, and door entrance and exits. They will not be mailed to you. You will receive an email with more detailed information.

Image of map for photo session and regalia pickup.