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Capella University Commencement 2021

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

While the pandemic continues to pose great challenges, we are excited to announce that we will offer both virtual and in-person commencement events starting in December.

February 19, 2022 | Virtual commencement

11:00 a.m. CT

School of Business, Technology and Health Care Administration

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

1:30 p.m. CT

School of Public Service and Education

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

March 11-12, 2022 Orlando | In-person commencement

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Friday, March 11

6:00 p.m. ET | School of Public Service and Education

Saturday, March 12

10:00 a.m. ET | School of Nursing & Health Services

1:00 p.m. ET | School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

4:00 p.m. ET | School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration

Friends and family not attending the Orlando commencement in-person can watch the livestream of their graduate’s ceremony.

Health and Safety Requirements for Graduates and Guests

Commencement is always a memorable event, and we are taking every step possible to ensure the health and safety of all participants. To participate in the Orlando commencement, all graduates and guests (ages 2 and up) will be required to:

  • Wear a mask over nose and mouth regardless of vaccination status.
  • Sign a COVID-19 waiver.
  • Provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the start of graduate check-in. Those graduates and guests who voluntarily provide proof of full vaccination will be exempt from the negative COVID-19 test result requirement. As a reminder, to be fully vaccinated the attendee must have received either the second dose of a 2-dose series COVID vaccine or a single-dose COVID vaccine at least two weeks before the event. Please do not send in documentation until further instruction is received.

More information about how to submit documentation and sign the waiver will be emailed closer to March. Thank you in advance for following these requirements and helping to keep all participants safe during this celebratory weekend.

Email the Capella commencement team if you have specific questions about these events.

Looking back

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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.

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