students walking at commencement

students walking at commencement

students posing at commencement

students posing at commencement

masked students at commencement

masked students at commencement

students in the academic quad

students in the academic quad

messages on student caps

messages on student caps

2021 Commencement Ceremonies

Graduates should continue to monitor their email address.

Date Email Update Sent (Topic):

Feb. 22 (Cap & Gown Ordering Deadlines)

March 1 (Reminder Cap & Gown Ordering)

March 5 (Reminder Cap & Gown Ordering)

March 19 (Last Chance Cap & Gown Ordering)

April 6 (Ceremony Schedule)

The Commencement Planning team is excited to announce Commencement Ceremonies for the Class of 2021 are scheduled for May 11, 12, and 13, 2021 in the Sports Center on the Galloway campus. Students who have completed their degree requirements in Summer 2020, Fall 2020 or anticipate degree completion in the Spring 2021 term will be invited to participate in the 2021 Commencement Ceremonies by academic school.

 Ceremony Schedule for Doctoral, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees: 

Tuesday, May 11

School of Business

School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics 

Wednesday, May 12

School of Arts & Humanities

School of Health Sciences 

Thursday, May 13

School of Education

School of General Studies

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences


  • Individual  ceremony assignments with dates, times and more logistical details will be distributed to each graduate by April 15, 2021 to their address.   
  • Graduating students will receive preference in each ceremony over those appealing to walk in the Spring 2021 ceremony but not graduating.  
  • Due to state-mandated capacity limits for each ceremony, graduates cannot be moved to an alternate ceremony and are limited to  three  guests. No additional tickets will be available.
  • Guest tickets will be emailed to graduates’ address by May 1, 2021.  Each ceremony will be broadcast via livestream at for family and friends unable to attend in person. 
  • Public health and safety measures will be followed, to include wearing masks and social distancing. 
  • Regalia (cap and gown) is required for ceremony participation. Commencement regalia ordering details have been sent to the Stockton email accounts of students who have applied for graduation. Regalia ordering is now closed. Graduates who missed the deadline should email  


For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Event Services and Campus Center Operations at 609.652.4878 or at least 5 business days in advance of your participation or visit.