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Capella University Commencement

Virtual and in-person ceremonies

Capella University currently hosts virtual commencement ceremonies. Beginning in December 2021, we will also offer in-person commencement for a limited number of graduates and their guests. 

Details on Virtual and In-Person Ceremonies

Capella University's next virtual commencement is October 1, 2022. We are finalizing details for the rest of the 2022 commencement schedule and will have an update in the second quarter (April - June) on additional in-person ceremonies. 

Registration for in-person commencement ceremonies will be available to eligible graduates at least 12 weeks before the event occurs. Graduates are encouraged to visit campus for schedules, event details and deadlines.

Health and Safety Requirements for Graduates and Guests

Graduates and guests may be expected to follow onsite health & safety requirements such as wearing masks or providing a negative Covid test. Future events may require more or less strict requirements, depending on the protocols determined by the university and state and local restrictions.

Graduates should visit campus for additional information on these requirements.

Looking back

Looking ahead

Keep going

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

Graduation gifts

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