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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.

December 3-4, 2021 San Antonio | In-person commencement

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

11:00 am CT | This ceremony will celebrate graduates from the following schools:

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

3:00 pm CT | This ceremony will celebrate graduates from the following schools:

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

 

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 San Antonio 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 which opens on December 3 at 12:00pm. 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 December. Please do not send in documentation until further instruction is received. Thank you in advance for following these requirements and helping to keep all participants safe during this celebratory weekend.

Please contact the Capella Commencement team if you have specific questions.

In-person commencements

Coming later this year and early in 2022, we will hold in-person commencements

  • Dec. 3–4, 2021: San Antonio, TX
  • March 11–12, 2022: Orlando, FL

For those graduates who prefer not to travel or who are unable to attend, we will still offer virtual ceremonies. Friends and family who wish to participate virtually can watch a livestream of each ceremony.

Next virtual ceremony: Feb. 19, 2022

Our next scheduled virtual commencement ceremony will take place on Feb. 19, 2022.

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

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

Find the perfect gift as the Capella Store.