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UOPX grads on their big day

Celebrate commencement at University of Phoenix


You pulled all-nighters, stayed glued to your textbooks and cranked out paper after paper. Now your big day is here!

University of Phoenix commencement ceremonies are planned to celebrate you! We host virtual and in-person commencement ceremonies throughout the year. The in-person locations are carefully assessed and selected based on venue availability, appropriate space and suitability of destinations for you and your families who might wish to make a celebratory trip out of this milestone event.

For confirmed locations of upcoming ceremonies, please check this page frequently as well as for emails regarding commencement. 


Upcoming ceremonies

Please note: Ceremonies are added once a location and date are finalized.

To find ceremonies that are open for registration, log into your student account, You’ll be automatically directed to the registration site, where you can check eligibility requirements and register for a ceremony.

Location Ceremony date Registration deadline date*
Southern California
Southern California
Southern California
Southern California

**Registrations for In-Person Commencement Ceremonies are closely monitored to assess venue seating capacity requirements. If we reach capacity, we may be required to close registration earlier than planned to ensure these requirements are met. We will keep eligible graduates apprised of the situation.

If you have questions related to Commencement details, please contact

Plan your next step

Did you know that we have career resources that can help prepare you for your next job opportunity? Visit our PhoenixLink™ portal to discover free access to career counseling, career fairs, and resumé assistance — all in one place.

One million strong

Congratulations! You are now part of the University of Phoenix Alumni Association and online communities that include working adults, just like you, who are eager to connect and network. Also, show your Phoenix pride whenever you’re in public with swag from the University Store, or by adding this frame to your Facebook profile picture.

Important Note:

Degree-completing students who meet the eligibility requirements may participate in a commencement ceremony. However, certificate-completing students are not eligible for commencement ceremonies with one exception: Students in a Post Master's Certificate/Family Nurse Practitioner program who meet eligibility requirements may participate in a ceremony.