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Celebrating SCU's Class of 2021

Commencement Update

Santa Clara University will host two celebrations to acknowledge the achievements of the Class of 2021.

Optional In-Person Celebration
Friday, June 11, 2021

8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

Graduates will have the opportunity to participate in one of three Optional In-Person Celebrations at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 12:30 p.m. on Friday, June 11. During these celebrations, participating graduates, in academic attire, will have their name read, receive their diploma cover and have their photo taken. Existing health protocols will be in place: graduates will be required to wear masks and engage in social distancing. Only graduates of the Class of 2021 will be allowed to attend these gatherings; unfortunately, parents will not be permitted to attend. These events will be livestreamed for all to view and the link will be updated here when it becomes available.

All students who meet graduation requirements have received an email detailing how to order academic attireverify their shipping address for their Class of 2021 Celebration Box, and register for one of these optional in-person events. Those students wishing to participate will select from one of three time-blocks which will be available on a first come, first served basis. Once the In-Person Events reach capacity, students will be placed on a waitlist and notified should space become available.

Please note that current public health guidelines may make participation difficult for individuals currently residing outside of California. Students should be aware that the state of California currently recommends that anyone traveling into the area from out of state “should self-quarantine for 10 days after arrival, except as necessary to meet urgent critical healthcare staffing needs or to otherwise engage in emergency response.”

Virtual Commencement
Saturday, June 12, 2021

Pre-festivities, 11:30 a.m. PDT
Celebration, Noon PDT

SCU will host a Virtual Commencement to confer the degrees of the graduates of the Class of 2021 on Saturday, June 12. All members of the graduating class, family, friends, and proud alumni are invited to participate in this momentous occasion. The Virtual Commencement livestream link will be updated here when it becomes available. 

All events will be livestreamed.

“While our Bronco community is scattered around the country and world, our graduates are close to our hearts. As we find different ways to connect, the bonds across long distances remain deep among the Santa Clara family.”

Acting President Lisa Kloppenberg

 SCU graduates in regalia

Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco

The Alumni Association provides many opportunities for new alumni to engage with their alma mater. Stay connected with the Bronco community.

 diploma cover hand off

Receiving Your Diploma

Diplomas are mailed after the quarter in which the student graduated. Visit the Registrar's Office for more information.

Graduation products available year-round