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Virtual ceremonies

Capella University currently hosts virtual commencement ceremonies, due to current circumstances. This format is intended to protect the health of our graduates, guests and staff.

Commencement 2021

While we would like to congratulate every graduate in person, holding this event online will help us all stay healthy and safe. It will also allow our graduates to share an important moment with family members and friends, no matter where they are.

June 12 Ceremony Details

Capella University will host two ceremonies on June 12, 2021. Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours. 

11 AM CT | This ceremony will celebrate graduates from the following schools: 

  • School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences

1:30 PM CT | This ceremony will celebrate graduates from the following schools

  • School of Public Service and Education
  • School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Please contact for specific questions.


The next Capella university virtual commencement will be on September 10, 2021.
More details to come soon

Keynote speaker

Laura Huang is an associate professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit of the Harvard Business School. Prior to joining HBS, she was an assistant professor of management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. 

Professor Huang’s research examines early-stage entrepreneurship and the role of interpersonal relationships and other factors in financiers’ decisions. Her work includes studies of the subtle signals and cues – “listening to your gut” – that are often written off as extraneous to success, whether in investment or in a person’s life.

In her groundbreaking book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage, Professor Huang illustrates the relationship between success and the way we shape others’ perceptions of us. The book was recently selected as a gold medalist in the 2021 Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of success and motivation.

Professor Huang earned a PhD in management from the University of California, Irvine; an MBA from INSEAD; and an MS and BSE in electrical engineering, both from Duke University. Before entering academia, she held positions in investment banking, consulting and general management for organizations such as Standard Chartered Bank, IBM Global Services, and Johnson & Johnson, in a variety of global locations. She has also served as an advisor to several start-ups in the U.S., Europe, Southeast Asia, and China.

Looking Back

Looking Ahead

Keep your momentum

Congratulations to all our graduates! If your plans include an advanced degree, visit the Capella scholarships page to see about opportunities for alumni.

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