Each of the five Commencement 2021 ceremonies will be livestreamed, beginning with the procession 5 minutes before the scheduled ceremony time.

Commencement ceremony schedule: Highlights are below.

Download: Commencement program (pdf) 

Ceremony times

Friday, May 14

  • 3 p.m. for Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • 6 p.m. for Master of Science in Education (MSEd), Master of Social Work (MSW), Master of Music (MM), and Master of Art (MA)

Saturday, May 15

  • 10 a.m. for Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • 1 p.m. for Bachelor of Science last names A-J, and all Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • 4 p.m. for Bachelor of Science last names K-Z, and all Bachelor of Music (BM) and Life Prep

Order of Exercises

Procession of degree candidates

Invocation by Jamie Fazio '97, M.Div., College Chaplain

President's Charge to the Graduates by Beth Paul, Ph.D., College President

Commencement Address by Goodwell Nzou '15, Ph.D., Senior Field Clinical Scientist at Abbott

4 p.m. May 15 only: Honorary Degrees to Goodwell Nzou and Hiry West


  • Graduate Class Charge by Serena Viktor '21G
  • Conferring of Graduate Degrees


  • Undergraduate Class Senior Charge by Kaylee Gray '21
  • Conferring of Undergraduate Degrees
  • Life Prep certificates

Benediction by Rev. Nadia Mullin, Chaplain, Center for Spirituality