Commencement Celebration Archive

Fall 2021 Graduate Studies Commencement 

Graduate Studies is excited to host an in-person, make-up Commencement ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020 advanced degree graduates. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020, students who filed to graduate or had a degree awarded were unable to celebrate their achievements with an in-person Commencement. All eligible students for the Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony have been notified and registration is now closed. If you Filed to Graduate after September 10, 2021, you will be eligible to participate in the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony in June 2022. Please visit the Commencement Information for Students page for more details about eligibility. 

Ceremony Details

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: University Credit Union Center (formally The ARC Pavilion)
Pre-registration is required and registration is now closed. 

Watch the Live Stream

Download the Commencement Program

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Participating in Commencement?

Read These Important Reminders

The final details about the 2020 make-up Graduate Studies Commencement Ceremony were emailed on Monday, December 6.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk box just in case, as the message came from

Arrival Time

Student and faculty line-up and check-in is at 1:30 p.m. Please arrive promptly.

Spring 2021 Virtual Commencement Celebration

Visit the link below to watch the virtual commencement celebration on YouTube. 

Watch the Virtual Commencement Celebration Video

In-Person Stage Name Recognition Event

Date: Thursday, June 10
Group 1: 10:30 am - Watch the Video
Group 2: 3:30 pm  - Watch the Video

2021 Commencement Celebration Program

View the program to see the full list of graduates. 

View the 2021 Commencement Program