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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. 

Commencement 2021

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.

September 10 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Details

Capella University will host two ceremonies on September 10, 2021. Each ceremony is expected to last approximately 1.5 hours. Those eligible to attend will receive their invitation to participate via email once their degree has been conferred. Visit Campus for more details.

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

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

6 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.

Coming in December and February: in-person commencements

  • December 3–4, 2021: San Antonio, TX
  • February 18–19, 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.

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

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.

Graduation gifts

Find the perfect gift as the Capella Store.