Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Congratulations to our graduates! Until we can celebrate in person, let’s honor our students virtually.

Class of 2020: share your at-home graduation photos with us at Classof2020@elmhurst.edu or with the hashtag #ecGrads2020, and we’ll be featuring them on our social media channels in the coming weeks.

Commencement 2020 is Postponed; Alternative Celebrations are Being Explored

Given concerns that the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic may continue for months, the College has decided to postpone the in-person undergraduate and graduate commencement exercises originally scheduled for late May.

This was one of the most difficult decisions we made in responding to the pandemic. We reviewed the options throughout the spring, but, ultimately, the health and safety of our students and their families come first.

Please know that the Colleges administration, faculty and staff share your disappointment. Everything we do here builds toward Commencement, when we can proudly honor our graduates’ achievements with the presentation of diplomas and our personal, heartfelt congratulations.

We are exploring alternative plans to celebrate our graduates and their families and hope to provide updated details soon. In the meantime, please do all you can to stay safe, healthy and connected to us and each other.

Commencement 2019

Congratulations to our graduates! The 148th Commencement ceremonies were held on Thursday, May 30, and Saturday, June 1, 2019.

We wish the members of the Class of ’19 all the best as they venture out and make their mark.

View the Graduate Commencement Photo Album

View the Undergraduate Commencement Photo Album

Ceremony Livestream and Video

The BlueJayTV website livestreams the ceremonies for those who cannot attend. Free high-definition downloads of both ceremonies will be available on BlueJayTV after June 7 and can be downloaded until July 15.

In addition, you can watch the ceremonies on the College’s YouTube channel:

Professional Photography and Video

The entire ceremony will be professionally recorded and photographed.

  • Grad Images, a professional photography company, will take individual photos of each graduate as they receive their diploma on the stage. After Commencement, you’ll receive an email from Grad Images with a link to your proofs, along with purchase information.
  • To request a DVD, please see details on BluejayTV.

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