Commencement 2021 will be celebrated over three days between June 8-10. Graduates are invited to attend any or all events below. Information with RSVP links will be shared with graduates only.


Virtual Ceremony

Commencement 2021 will be virtual on June 10, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.


All graduates will have their own slide in the virtual ceremony, which includes your name, degree and/or certificate, and we will notate honors status (if applicable). You will be able to access the virtual ceremony on June 10, 2021 at 5:30 pm through a YouTube link which will be posted on this Commencement Ceremony webpage, on social media, and will be emailed to you. Don’t forget to share the link with your family and friends to view the online ceremony.


Deadlines for Submitting Virtual Ceremony Information:

May 10, 2021- Deadline for you include the phonetic spelling and record your full name for the name reader.


May 20, 2021- Deadline to submit your photo and message for the virtual ceremony.


Professional Photography

In addition, graduates will have the opportunity to take professional photos on campus in regalia. Graduates will receive an email with a link to RSVP for photo day on June 8, 2021 between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Graduates and their family members will have a 30-minute window for professional photos and personal photos with backdrops. The event will be held outdoors and social-distancing and face covers are expected.


Drive-through Celebration

On June 9, 2021 a drive-through celebration will be held on campus. Again, graduates will receive a link to RSVP for a 30-minute time slot between 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Graduates are encouraged to decorate their vehicles for the parade. Faculty, staff, and administrators will line a route through campus to cheer students. Graduates are allowed one vehicle and all members of their party must remain inside the car throughout the event. Attendees will receive a commencement program and diploma cover.


Cap and Gown

If graduates wish to order a cap and gown for the above events, they can be purchased through Herff Jones. Orders need to be placed by Sunday, May 9, 2021 to be received in time for commencement events.


Open Forums

There are two upcoming open forums scheduled to discuss event details. Please plan to attend if you are graduating.


April 28, 2021

11:00 am to Noon

Register here


April 29, 2021

9:30 to 10:30 am

Register here 


If you have any question about commencement, or any details/events above, please email Student Affairs at