While we are planning in-person events for graduation, if the state of Delaware dictates, or the health and safety of graduates, staff and guests is at risk, we may need to modify our plan.

Ceremonies for the Class of 2020 and 2021 will be designed to comply with current COVID-19 public health protocols and are subject to change based on new conditions.

For up-to-date information regarding the University’s response to the coronavirus situation and additional resources, please visit


Commencement 2020 and 2021

Important Information

The University of Delaware’s Commencement ceremony celebrates the graduation of all degree recipients at the University.

Commencement for the Class of 2020, originally scheduled for May 30, 2020, was postponed in light of the coronavirus pandemic. An in-person Commencement for the Class of 2020 is scheduled for Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 10:30 am.

Commencement for the Class of 2021 will be celebrated through a series of smaller, in-person ceremonies on Friday, May 28, 2021 and Saturday, May 29, 2021. The schedule of events follows below:

Thursday, May 27, 4:00 pm

  • Doctoral Hooding

Friday, May 28, 9:00 am

  • College of Arts and Sciences

Friday, May 28, 7:00 pm

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • College of Earth, Ocean & Environment
  • College of Engineering

Saturday, May 29, 9:00 am

  • College of Education and Human Development
  • College of Health Sciences

Saturday, May 29, 7:00 pm

  • Lerner College of Business and Economics
  • Joseph R. Biden Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration

Please see the General Information page for more detailed information.
Please see the What You Need to Know on the Day of Your Ceremony page for information specific to the ceremony days.

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Please contact us with any questions at or 302-831-GRAD (4723).