Due to gathering restrictions surrounding COVID-19, the 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be virtual on Friday, May 21.
On May 19 or May 20 between 11am and 5pm, we invite graduates to “walk across” the Upper Lobby of the PAC and have their photos taken with President Milagros Peña. We are striving to create a festive setting for the occasion, with college banners as the backdrop and the opportunity to capture your achievement in a photograph and connect with classmates. Students must schedule a time slot on May 19 or May 20 between 11am and 5pm. We will host twenty students per 15 minute time slot. Please book your appointment by Friday, May 7. This is an appointment and graduate only event, but will be livestreamed for families of participants to view. Proofs will be available 48-72 hours after the event. If you have ordered regalia, please wear it for the occasion. This special photo session will occur before the virtual commencement on May 21.
Students who are not on campus this semester are more than welcome to take part in this photo opportunity. However, for safety reasons, all students must have a negative test result within 72 hours or have been pool tested on campus on May 13.
We look forward to sharing our Virtual Commencement on May 21 at noon. You will be hearing from us to get photos from each of you to include in that ceremony. We encourage online watch parties among programs and cohorts, so we can gather together as a community to celebrate your special day.
Regalia is now available for purchase.
Regalia and Commencement Fee
re·ga·li·a (rəˈɡālyə/) noun; plural noun: regalia
- the emblems or insignia of royalty, especially the crown, scepter, and other ornaments used at a coronation.
- the distinctive clothing worn and ornaments carried at formal occasions as an indication of status.
“the Bishop of Florence in full regalia”
Order and Pay here You may place orders beginning on January 15.
Commencement Fee includes:
- Cost of your regalia (cap and gown will ship to home address from Jostens)
- Diploma cover (Will ship to home address from college)
- May be paid online when ordering your cap and gown through April 6 ($65 for Master candidates and $50 Bachelor candidates)
Students finishing their degree requirements in the December, will be celebrated at our Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 21. You can expect to receive your diploma, however, sometime in February.
Please continue to check your Purchase email account for information regarding the actual commencement day. Your email address will remain active for 18 months after graduation.