Congratulations to the class of 2023!
The moment you’ve been working towards for years is finally here. It’s time to celebrate your achievement surrounded by people who are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished. Welcome to the ranks of 1 million University of Phoenix alumni!
If you don’t wish to attend in-person ceremonies, and have verified you are eligibile, you can join your fellow graduates in a virtual commencement.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS CLOSED
DEADLINE IS CLOSED
Please note, all graduates will have a slide with their name and degree announced during the commencement.
Submit one picture and one message, or favorite quote, to be featured on your personalized name slide, which will be displayed when your name is read. Also, you can share how you want your name pronounced.
If you’re not planning to wear regalia, be sure to dress professionally to look your best for your photo.
Be on the lookout for an email from email@example.com with details on how to submit your photo, messages, and pronunciation preferences safely through a site called Marching Order. This email will be sent out approx. 48 hours after you register for the ceremony.
Please note: The email containing details will be sent to the email address you used for commencement registration. Make sure to check all your folders, including spam and junk, so you don’t miss it!
If you are not able to provide a photo and/or message by the deadline date, please know there will still be a slide with your name, degree and name announcement for the ceremony. Your name recording and phonetic spelling must match the name shown for your slide.
We are not able to add or change anything on the personalized slides after these deadline dates.
DEADLINE IS CLOSED
(Optional, this is separate from your personalized name slide)
In addition to your personalized name slide, we encourage you to submit more photos and/or a video for a chance to be part of our celebratory video.
Only 70 to 100 photos/videos will be chosen, so make them count! Examples include drive-by graduation parties, impromptu dancing, walking across a makeshift stage, improvised hats and gowns, etc.
Send your photos and/or video to firstname.lastname@example.org make sure to include your full name and degree information. Landscape/horizontal orientation, as well as images that don’t include added graphics or transitions, are preferred.
Make sure your graduation day is everything you expect and more.
Check eligibility requirements and register for the ceremony on the commencement registration website.
You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to submit one picture, and one message or quote, for your personalized name slide.
Email pictures and video clips to email@example.com for a chance to be in the celebratory video.
Although regalia is not required, if you want to order a set for pictures or memorabilia, you can do so through Herff Jones (select “virtual” from the dropdown menu). Military graduates can also order a military cord.
If you want to have regalia in time for your personalized slide photo, you must order by these dates:
Everyone is invited to celebrate our graduates at the Virtual Commencement, which is streamed on YouTube. You’ll receive information about how to join your Virtual Commencement prior to the ceremony, which you can then share with your family and friends. If you’d like to access the chat feature during the ceremony, you’ll need a YouTube account.
On February 25, 2023 graduates and guests can view their applicable commencements with the links below.
10:30 am AZ/MST (7:30 am HST, 9:30 am PST, 11:30 am CST, 12:30 pm EST)
2 pm AZ/MST (11 am HST, 1 pm PST, 3 pm CST, 4 pm EST)
Commencement videos and personal name slide will be available for viewing up to 30 days after the ceremony.
Don’t forget to share your big moment on social media with hashtag #UOPXGrad2023.
Yes, you are welcome to participate in both.
It’s easy. When they become available, send them the direct commencement link to the virtual commencement you registered for prior to the ceremony. Commencements will be available for viewing up to 30 days after the ceremony.
No. Graduates will not be on camera and therefore no camera is required. However, everyone is encouraged to post celebratory comments in the chat window throughout the ceremony, which is viewable to all.
Regalia is not required, but some students might want to order a set for pictures or memorabilia. If so, you can do so through Herff Jones. Military graduates can also order a military cord. If you want to have regalia in time for your personalized slide photo, you must order by these dates.
Deadline for standard shipping: 3/6/2022
Deadline for expedited 2-day shipping: 3/14/2022
Yes, there will be a digital program that can be downloaded and shared with family and friends. It will be available the day of the ceremony as well as one month after the ceremony. Also, doctoral graduates will see their dissertation titles and chair names in the program.
The virtual commencement includes pre-recorded elements to ensure the health and safety of our speakers, faculty members, and students.