The Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually on May 23, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST for all 2020 and 2021 graduates.

Join the ceremony here

Regalia

All graduating students are required to wear University-approved regalia.

Deadline to Order: April 5

Submit Your Information

Virtual Commencement requires each student to submit a phonetic spelling of their name (as it appears on the diploma) and a photo of the graduate wearing the appropriate regalia.

Photo Guidelines

Graduates will receive an email from MarchingOrder with detailed instructions for completing your graduate profile and uploading a photo.

Commencement Events

In addition to the virtual ceremony, schools and departments are planning events to celebrate your achievements, including an opportunity to walk across the LeClerc stage and take that memorable photo. In order to participate in the stage walk, regalia is required. Each student may bring (1) guest to ensure social distancing is maintained. Events will begin the week of May 17.

2021 Graduate Awards

Operation Teach Celebration Dinner

Wednesday, May 12
7:00 p.m.
Contact: Sheila Mahony

Morrissy Honors Celebration 

Monday, May 17
4:00 p.m.
Location: Doyle Formal
Contact: Evelyn Spratt

Senior Athletic/Academic Awards

Wednesday, May 19
5:00 p.m.
Location: Alumnae Field
Contact: Renee Bostic

School of Education Awards Ceremony 

Wednesday, May 19
6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Contact: Dean Kathryn Doherty

School of Nursing Pinning and Blessing of Hands

Thursday, May 20
9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean Kathy Wisser

Class of 2021 Women’s College Senior Brunch

Friday, May 21
11:00 a.m.
Location: Doyle Formal
RSVP by May 10 to Office of the Dean, School of Arts, Sciences and Business

School of Pharmacy Awards Ceremony

Friday, May 21
6:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Contact: Matthew Shimoda

2020 & 2021 In-Person School Ceremonies

School of Arts, Sciences and Business, Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony

Monday, May 17
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean Pam O’Brien

School of Education, Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony

Wednesday, May 19
1:00–2:30 p.m.
3:00–4:30 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean Kathryn Doherty

School of Nursing Women’s College Ceremony

Thursday, May 20
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean Kathy Wisser

School of Nursing, Adult Undergraduate and Graduate Ceremony

Thursday, May 20
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean of Kathy Wisser
*ABSN Program will have a separate ceremony in August.

School of Arts, Sciences and Business Women’s College Ceremony

Friday, May 21
9:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean Pam O’Brien

School of Pharmacy Ceremony

Friday, May 21
2:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: LeClerc Auditorium
Contact: Dean Anne Lin

2020 & 2021 Virtual Commencement Liturgy

Commencement Liturgy

May 22 at 4:00 p.m. 
This special commencement mass will be broadcast live on YouTube so all may join in this Notre Dame tradition.

Contact: Sister Mary Fitzgerald

2020 & 2021 Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

May 23 at 11:00 a.m. 
The ceremony will go live here, allowing all students, families, and friends to watch the event.

Contact: commencement@ndm.edu