Quinnipiac University

Class of 2021 Commencement

Congratulations, graduates! You’ve accomplished so much and we look forward to celebrating your achievements.

In-Person Ceremony

Save the Date: May 7-10

In-person celebration for graduates

  • Graduates are invited to participate in person in the People’s United Center on the York Hill Campus, where we will hold a live ceremony.
  • Graduates will be seated throughout the arena according to social-distancing regulations and required to wear a face covering.
  • Graduates will be able to walk across the stage in celebration of their accomplishment.
  • A series of events leading up to Commencement with both in person and virtual participation options will also be offered for graduates

Virtual celebration for families, friends and faculty

  • Families, friends and faculty will participate virtually. We are working with a digital partner that will enable us to provide a customized, digital platform that will include:
    • Personalized digital upload page for each graduate that can be shared with family and friends to upload photos, videos and well wishes
    • Custom link for each graduate to invite family and friends to view the ceremony
    • Private and full chat room capabilities allowing each graduate’s guests to interact with each other and the larger audience
    • Personalized moments throughout the ceremony custom to each graduate
    • Custom video for each graduate to download and keep

More information will be coming soon.

Time to Order Your Cap and Gown!

Cap and gown ordering is open now through Friday, February 26.

Caps and gowns are provided at no cost, but shipping fees may apply. On-campus order pickup details will be announced later this Spring.

Order your cap and gown

Questions may be directed to quevents@qu.edu

Commencement Ceremony Schedule

Friday, May 7

  • 2 p.m. — Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
  • 5:30 p.m. — School of Law

Saturday, May 8

  • 9 a.m. — Undergraduate School of Health Sciences
  • 1 p.m. — Graduate School of Health Sciences
  • 5 p.m. — Undergraduate and Graduate School of Nursing

Sunday, May 9

  • 9 a.m. — School of Education
  • 1 p.m. — Undergraduate and Graduate College of Arts and Sciences
  • 5 p.m. — Undergraduate and Graduate School of Communications

Monday, May 10

  • 1 p.m. — Undergraduate School of Business and Undergraduate School of Engineering
  • 5 p.m. — Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Engineering

What Else You Need to Know

We understand the significance of this milestone in the lives of our graduates, their families and friends, and we are eager to share the joy of this celebration with you. We believe this option will provide a memorable experience marking your momentous accomplishments, while also keeping everyone safe.

Please continue to check your email and this website for more information as the date approaches.


If you have questions, please contact our Commencement Committee at quevents@qu.edu

Please note that while at this moment we are confident in this plan, it is subject to change given the uncertainty of the pandemic. We will continue to communicate with you throughout the coming months with event details, and if there are any changes.

To confirm your eligibility for Commencement, please contact your adviser.