STRAYER UNIVERSITY 2022 COMMENCEMENT
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 or visit the FAQs section.
The 2023 commencement schedule will be announced in January 2023.
2022 DATES & DEADLINES
Gas South Arena, Duluth, GA
Sept. 23 - 5PM ET;
Registration Deadline: August 19, 2022
Cap & Gown Deadline: August 19, 2022
NEW! We have added a third ceremony option on
Friday, September 23, 2022 at 5pm ET. Capacity has been reached for
both Saturday ceremonies. To join the waitlist for a Saturday
ceremony, please contact email@example.com.
GRADUATE LIMIT: Seating is limited to the first 900 REGISTERED GRADUATES PER CEREMONY. Those registered by the deadline date noted above, or once we’ve reached graduate capacity (whichever comes first) will be included in the in-person ceremony.
GUEST LIMIT: Eight guest tickets will be given out per graduate. Lap children 5 & under do NOT need a ticket.
NOTE: View health & safety protocols below.
December Virtual Commencement
December Virtual Commencement
10:00 AM ET -
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2022
Cap & Gown Deadline (Optional): September 16, 2022
Photo Upload Deadline (Optional): October 28, 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. If you would like to wear a cap & gown for your photo, you will need to order from Jostens by the deadline noted above.
- 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
Additional requirements for graduates and guests include:
- Each graduate will receive eight guest tickets to the ceremony. Lap children 5 & under do NOT need a ticket.
- Masks will be optional for graduates and guests in all event spaces.
Commencement ceremonies may require heightened or less stringent COVID-19 protocols as determined by the University as well as state and local requirements that may be in place when commencement ceremonies are held. As we continue to monitor the public health situation and plan for commencement, we will post updates about plans and protocols for graduates and attendees.