Commencement 2021


Join Us on June 3 for a Tribute

Gathering together at commencement is one of the highlights of the year, and we will miss doing that this year, as CUNY has announced that, for the health and safety of our community, all spring 2021 commencements will be held virtually.

In light of this decision, The Graduate Center will honor the class of 2021 with a video tribute on Thursday, June 3 at 1 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Last year’s tribute was well-received by our graduates and community, and we are planning an equally festive and personal tribute this year. 

Following the tribute, a number of master’s and doctoral programs will host more intimate ceremonies on Zoom for their graduates. Programs will be reaching out to graduates about this.

The class of 2021 video tribute, about 30 minutes in length, will stream live on The Graduate Center’s YouTube channel and on this website. 

We will send a commemorative graduation booklet to every graduate, and the Office of the Registrar will contact graduates about diploma distribution.

Congratulations to this year’s graduates on all that you have accomplished. You have much to celebrate, and we look forward to the time when we can be with you to honor your achievements in person. 

Download the 2021 Commencement Program