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To celebrate the accomplishments of Strayer University’s graduates, please join us for Virtual Commencement on December 2, 2023. Virtual Commencement will uphold many of our commencement ceremony traditions while creating a unique and exciting experience for our graduates and their families and friends - including messages from University leaders, featured students and speakers, name reading, and more.


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Who is eligible to participate in Virtual Commencement?

Graduates and students who are within two courses of completing their degree at the time of the ceremony who are registered by the registration deadline will be included in the ceremony.

Are the in-person ceremonies still taking place?

While the pandemic still poses challenges, we are holding in-person commencement ceremonies in Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, GA for those faculty, staff and students who wish to participate. Registration for 2023 in-person commencement is now open at

Can I still attend a future in-person ceremony if I participate in Virtual Commencement?

Yes! You are welcome to participate in a future in-person ceremony even if you choose to attend Virtual Commencement. Just make sure you are registered for each ceremony separately by the deadline date noted.

Do I need to register for Virtual Commencement?

Yes! Only those who register for Virtual Commencement by the deadline date noted will be included. You will NOT automatically be added to the list.

Do I need to purchase a cap and gown for Virtual Commencement?

Purchasing a cap and gown is NOT required for Virtual Commencement, but you have the option to purchase through Jostens by the deadline date noted if you'd like to wear it for a photo to be shown during the virtual ceremony.

Do I have to submit a photo for Virtual Commencement?

A photo is encouraged to upload, but NOT required, and will be shown during the name reading portion of the ceremony. In order to have the best presentation, the photo should be:

  • An individual photo - please no group photos or collages!
  • Professional-looking; wear your cap and gown, Strayer branded gear, or business casual attire
  • JPEG or PNG photo file ONLY
  • File size should NOT exceed 10MB
  • Please label your photo file as your FULL NAME before uploading to your registration (i.e. FirstLast.jpg; First.Last.jpg; First_Last.jpg)

Is this the only Virtual Commencement ceremony taking place for 2023 graduates?

Yes, we will only be holding one virtual commencement ceremony in 2023.

Will I receive my diploma after 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. 

If I have questions about commencement, who should I contact?

For questions, please contact our commencement team.