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Commencement 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021!

Videocast of the University Commencement Ceremony

Commencement with flower garden

May 22, 2021
The main University Commencement ceremony will be videocast on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. ET on this web page. All graduates are encouraged to watch this ceremony with their families. During this ceremony, the deans of the University will present their graduates as a group and Father McShane will officially confer all of the degrees on our graduates. A guest speaker and honorary degree recipient will also address the Class of 2021. The speaker will be announced in the coming weeks.

Colleges and Schools Ceremonies

Each college and school will host a ceremony in which their graduates will be individually recognized. The dean’s offices at each college and school will be in touch directly with the graduates to announce their plans. Once the plans are announced, the information will be added to the following information pages by college or school:

Student Recognition Page

All students will be individually recognized on our student recognition page. Each graduate in the Class of 2021 will have an opportunity to provide a photo and personal message to appear on the recognition page. More information will be shared by the dean’s offices in the coming weeks.

Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2021

More information on the Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2021 will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Graduated student holding child and waving.

Father McShane at podium speaking from a front angle.

Students walking after receiving diplomas.

Student giving thumbs up.