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Undergraduate Ceremony: 10:00 A.M. EST
Graduate Ceremony: 3:00 P.M. EST

To celebrate the accomplishments of Strayer University’s graduates during this unprecedented time, please join us for Summer Virtual Commencement on August 15, 2020. Although we cannot celebrate in-person, 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.

Register Here for Summer Virtual Commencement by Friday, July 10th!


Who is eligible to participate in Virtual Commencement?

You are eligible to participate in Virtual Commencement if you are within TWO courses of completing your degree. This does NOT include courses you are already enrolled in at the time of Virtual Commencement.

Are the in-person ceremonies still taking place?

We are closely monitoring the guidance of federal, state, and local governments and public health authorities. If we make any changes to upcoming in-person commencement ceremonies listed at, we will notify registered students as soon as possible.

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

Yes! You are welcome to participate in Virtual Commencement regardless of whether you choose to attend a future in-person ceremony.

If I already registered for one of the ceremonies this year, do I need to register again for Virtual Commencement?

Yes, only those who register for Summer Virtual Commencement will be included. You can either submit a NEW registration or MODIFY your registration by entering the email address you registered with, along with the confirmation number you received.

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

No, purchasing a cap and gown is not required for Virtual Commencement. If you have already purchased a cap and gown for one of the in-person ceremonies, we encourage you to wear it for a photo that you can upload with your registration which will 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. In order to have the best presentation, the photo should be:

  • An individual photo - please no group photos!
  • 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

Where do I view Virtual Commencement?

We will post a link for the Summer Virtual Commencement ceremony on this page on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The undergraduate ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST and the graduate ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Is this the only Virtual Commencement ceremony taking place for 2020 graduates?

We are planning to hold a Winter Virtual Commencement in early 2021. More information will be provided once finalized.

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

For questions, please contact