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Undergraduate Students

Commencement is truly a cherished and celebratory time to cap off your academic career. In the midst of this challenging pandemic, are now able offer an in-person component to celebrate your accomplishments and commemorate your special achievement on campus.

Undergraduate In-Person Celebration

All members of the undergraduate Class of 2021 are invited to join in an in-person celebratory event on Santa Clara University’s campus June 11, at which graduates are invited to be robed in academic attire for a socially distanced procession across campus; have their names read as they cross a stage; receive their diploma covers; and have their photos taken by a professional photographer.

We are also pleased to share that each member of SCU’s Undergraduate Class of 2021 will have the opportunity to have two guests at the Friday, June 11 in-person celebration. Class of 2021 graduates will be joined by their guests for the procession during their respective pre-registered time slot: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., or 12:30 p.m..

All Class of 2021 undergraduate students who meet graduation requirements have received an email from with log-in instructions for MarchingOrder where they can complete the following action items required for participation in the In-Person Celebration:

  • Order Academic Attire (DEADLINE 5/14)
  • Review your name to be read aloud as you cross the 'stage' (DEADLINE 5/19)
  • Pre-register up to 2 guests (DEADLINE 5/25)
  • Upload a photo for the Class of 2021 Slideshow (DEADLINE 5/25)
  • Print/Screenshot your GradPass 
  • Print/Email your guests their Guest Tickets

Each of these celebrations will livestreamed here for all to view.

Class of 2021 Virtual Commencement 

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 will be livestreamed here for all to view. 



SCU Undergraduates at Commencement Celebration

Participating in Commencement

Knowing the difference between graduation versus commencement helps students navigate the end of their academic career at Santa Clara. Graduation is the successful completion of all course and unit requirements. Graduation eligibility and diplomas are managed by the Office of the Registrar. Graduates must petition to graduate to participate in Commencement, which is the end-of-spring ceremony celebrating the students who have or will graduate. The Commencement Office coordinates the in-person ceremony. An online request form to participate in Commencement will be made available for eligible students in Spring Quarter.

Once a Bronco, Always a Bronco

Congratulations! You now belong to a family that is more than 100,000 strong. No matter where you are across the world, you’re likely to find a Bronco eager to connect with you. It's time to enjoy all the benefits of being an SCU alum! Everything you need to know is on our Class of 2020 page. Get involved, and enjoy the advantages of being part of the Santa Clara Alumni Family. Go Broncos!  

Commemorative Items

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Graduation Announcements

Tell your family and friends about your milestone.

CB Announcements

Class Rings

School pride meets your unique style.

Herff Jones

Diploma Frames

Custom-sized frames allow you to quickly and easily insert your diploma.

Church Hill Classics
Framing Success


Relive your experience with The Redwood. Don't forget to schedule a senior portrait! 

The Redwood Yearbook