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Welcome to commencement


Commencement is your time to shine

University of Phoenix commencement ceremonies are specially designed to honor your achievements and mark the exciting milestone of reaching graduation.

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 eligible students and their families.

To stay up to date on confirmed locations and details for upcoming ceremonies, please make sure to check this page and keep an eye out for commencement emails from us.

As you know, even though we might think of today’s ceremony as an ending, the word commencement really means a beginning or a start."

Jacquelyn Hernandez
BSM 2020 | MBA 2021

Commencement eligibility

University of Phoenix commencement ceremonies are available to degree-completing students who meet the eligibility requirements. Post Master’s Certificate/Family Nurse Practitioner program is the only certificate program eligible to participate.

To learn more about eligibility requirements, please log in to your student account and visit the registration page.


Upcoming ceremonies

To review eligibility requirements and register for a ceremony, please visit our commencement registration page.*

A University of Phoenix graduate celebrating their commencement at home with family.

Virtual Commencement

Ceremony date: 12/2/2023
Registration deadline*: 10/11/2023

University of Phoenix graduate at their commencement ceremony

Phoenix Commencement

Ceremony date: 3/02/2024
Registration deadline*: 1/12/2024

*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


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