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 https://udel.edu/coronavirus.
Commencement 2020 and 2021
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
Still have questions? Please see the:
- Commencement Ceremony Tickets page for ticketing information.
- Academic Regalia page for regalia information.
- Directions & Parking page for directions and parking information.
- FAQ page for other frequently asked questions.
Please contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-GRAD (4723).