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STRAYER UNIVERSITY 2022 COMMENCEMENT


Eligibility Requirements

Associate, bachelor's, master's and JWMI graduates, and students who are within two courses of degree completion at the time of the ceremony, are eligible to participate in a commencement ceremony. Only those registered for a ceremony by the deadline date noted will be able to participate in the ceremony.

Eligible graduates have the option to participate in a future commencement ceremony since there isn't a time limit for when graduates walk. Eligible graduates may also participate in both a virtual and in-person ceremony as long as they're registered for each ceremony separately.

If you have specific questions about commencement or your eligibility to participate in a ceremony, please contact our commencement team.

2022 DATES & DEADLINES

May Virtual Commencement

May 21, 2022

May Virtual Commencement

Undergraduate Ceremony: 10:00 AM ET

Graduate Ceremony: 3:00 PM ET

Registration Deadline: Closed on April 17, 2022

Cap & Gown Deadline (Optional): Closed on March 4, 2022

Photo Upload Deadline (Optional): Closed on April 17, 2022

NOTE: Ordering a cap & gown and uploading a photo are NOT required for virtual commencement. If you choose to submit a photo, you may wear a cap & gown, Strayer branded gear, or business casual attire.

Atlanta Commencement

Sept. 24, 2022

Atlanta Commencement

Gas South Arena, Duluth, GA

10:00 AM ET OR 3:00 PM ET - All degree candidates

Registration Deadline: TBD

Cap & Gown Deadline: TBD

NOTE: You will be able to choose your ceremony time during registration. Graduate and guest limits will be announced when registration opens in June. View health & safety protocols below.

December Virtual Commencement

Dec. 3, 2022

December Virtual Commencement

Undergraduate Ceremony: 10:00 AM ET

Graduate Ceremony: 3:00 PM ET

Registration Deadline: TBD

Cap & Gown Deadline (Optional): TBD

Photo Upload Deadline (Optional): TBD

NOTE: Ordering a cap & gown and uploading a photo are NOT required for virtual commencement. If you choose to submit a photo, you may wear a cap & gown, Strayer branded gear, or business casual attire.

CEREMONY INFORMATION


Commencement attire

Order your cap and gown online

  • Graduates participating in an in-person ceremony are required to wear a cap and gown during the ceremony.
  • Graduates participating in virtual commencement are  required to purchase a cap and gown.
     

Health & safety protocols for in-person commencement

We will take every step possible to ensure the health and safety of all participants in the 2022 in-person commencement ceremony. For this reason, we are limiting the number of graduates who attend in person. Those registered by the deadline date noted, or once we’ve reached graduate capacity (whichever comes first) will be included in the in-person ceremony. 

Additional requirements for graduates and guests include:

  • Attending students will be required to provide signed waivers. 
  • Students may bring a limited number of guests, who must preregister and must also provide signed waivers.
  • Masks and social distancing will be required in all event spaces.


Future events may require more or less strict requirements, depending on the protocols determined by the university and state and local restrictions. 

As we continue to monitor the national health situation and plan for commencement, we will post updates about plans and protocols for students and graduates who wish to attend.

Diplomas are not provided at commencement.

The Strayer University Records department will perform a Final Academic Requirements Evaluation and confer your degree once all requirements have been met. For more information visit the Diplomas or FAQs section.

For all questions related to diplomas, please contact your academic advisor.