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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 Commencement

We are inviting Class of 2020 graduates to return to campus for a Commencement Ceremony in May 2021, as conditions allow.

We encourage you to update your alumni profile to ensure you receive future communications from Elmhurst, including Commencement ceremony updates. Please also keep an eye out for a special delivery from the University this summer.

We originally hoped to be able to host an in-person celebration in August or October. But, out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff—and because of current government and health guidelines—we determined it just was not possible to carry out those plans.

We feel just as disappointed as our graduates that this is the case. Everything we do here builds toward Commencement, when we can proudly honor their achievements with the presentation of diplomas and our personal, heartfelt congratulations.

Know that we are eager to see you again in person when it is safe to do so. And, above all, 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.

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 University’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.

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