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Woman in graduation cap and gown attending University of Phoenix commencement

University of Phoenix commencement

This is your moment

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

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

When and where

Current Ceremonies

 (listed alphabetically by location name)

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


Location Ceremony date Registration deadline date*
Phoenix Ceremony date 4/29/2023 Registration deadline date* 3/03/2023
Virtual Ceremony date 2/25/2023 Registration deadline date* 12/28/2022

Plan your next step

Discover the career resources you need to help prepare you for your next job opportunity. Our PhoenixLink™ portal gives you free access to career counseling, career fairs, and resumé assistance — all in one place.

One million strong

You’re now part of an Alumni Association and online communities filled with working adults just like you, so connect and network with them online. You can 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 seeking students who meet the eligibility requirements may participate in a commencement ceremony. Certificate students are not eligible to participate in commencement ceremonies. One exception- students in a Post Master's Certificate/Family Nurse Practitioner program who meet eligibility requirements may participate in a ceremony.

We are planning in-person commencement ceremonies for you to attend. We are closely monitoring COVID-19-related health recommendations from state, federal and local government agencies. We are also working with the applicable venues regarding the ability to accommodate our ceremony needs. This includes seating capacities especially if social distancing is required. Knowing this possibility, we may have to limit or not allow guests and will communicate any further changes as they are known.

If we are able to hold an in-person ceremony, masks and social distancing may be required. Please keep in mind, given the unpredictability of the COVID-19 virus, that we may have to cancel or postpone a commencement should new recommendations guide us to do so.

We know that some of our graduates will need to make travel plans to be in attendance so please be assured, if we do need to cancel, the University of Phoenix will do so as soon as possible. Please do NOT make travel plans until a ceremony has been opened for registration and confirmed.

If you are not comfortable attending an in-person ceremony, we have been hosting virtual commencements over the last several months and plan to continue these as an option for our graduates as well.