Today is
YOUR Day.

Congrats to the class of 2020!

Today is YOUR Day.

Congrats to the class of 2020.

Date:

DEC 05


Time:

1:00PM
MST


The moment you’ve been working towards for years is finally here and it’s time to celebrate your achievement surrounded by people who are so proud of everything you’ve accomplished. 

While the current situation is putting a pause on in-person ceremonies, we didn’t want to wait to celebrate this moment with you, so we’re going to do it virtually! You’re invited to attend a more traditional, in-person ceremony as soon as it’s safe to do so, but in the meantime, we hope you’ll gather your friends and family to participate in this memorable moment from the safety of your home.

Key dates

Virtual commencement ceremony: December 5, 2020 at 1 PM MST (10 AM HST, 12 PM PST, 2 PM CST, 3 PM EST)
Deadline for registration: October 19, 2020
Please note: You must register for this virtual ceremony even if you’ve already registered for an in-person ceremony.

Registering for Commencement

Please make sure to review the ceremony eligibility requirements shown on the commencement registration website as they must be met in order to register.

How to register:

  1. Watch the video above to learn how to register
  2. Log in to eCampus
  3. Select Program from top menu options
  4. Click on the Commencement link on this page (lower page)
  5. Check eligibility requirements before registering
  6. Select the Virtual Commencement Ceremony
  7. Complete registration (After you successfully register, you’ll receive a confirmation email.)

Friends and family are not required to register. Just you!
Deadline for registration is October 19, 2020.
Register now

Share your graduation celebration

We're inviting graduates to be a part of the ceremony by sharing their celebratory moments in two ways. 

1. Personalized name slide

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. Be on the lookout for an email from us with details on how to submit your photo, messages, and pronunciation preferences safely through a site called Marching Order.
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!
Deadline to record your name and provide phonetic spelling: October 27, 2020
Deadline to submit one photo and one quote/message: November 10, 2020

2. Celebratory video (optional)

In addition to your personalized name slide, we encourage you to submit more photos and videos 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 videos to uopxcommencement@phoenix.edu 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.
Deadline to submit photos and videos: November 10, 2020
Please note: By submitting your videos and photos you agree that your submission is governed by the phoenix.edu terms of use for user content.

How to order regalia (optional)

Although regalia is not required, if you want to order a set for pictures or memorabilia, you can do so here. 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: October 27, 2020
Deadline for expedited 2-day shipping: November 3, 2020

How to join the virtual commencement

Everyone is invited to celebrate our graduates at the December 2020 Virtual Commencement. All you need is internet access to tune in LIVE on the University of Phoenix YouTube channel December 5, 2020 at 1 PM MST (10 AM HST, 12 PM PST, 2 PM CST, 3 PM EST). If you or your family and friends want to participate in the interactive portion, and post congratulatory messages during the event, you must be logged into your YouTube account. So, get those graduation emojis ready!

Important things to remember

Make sure your graduation day is everything you expect and more.

 
 

1

Register for commencement

Check eligibility requirements and register for the ceremony on the commencement registration website. Register now.

2

Submit personalized name slide information

You’ll receive an email with instructions on how to submit one picture, and one message or quote, for your personalized name slide.

3

Submit images for video (optional)

Email pictures and video clips to uopxcommencement@phoenix.edu for a chance to be in the celebratory video.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: Yes. Virtual ceremonies are not meant to replace or even mimic our physical commencements, but rather serve as a compliment to them. We’ll continue to monitor the COVID-19 impact, however you can participate in a physical graduation ceremony as soon as it’s safe to do so. We expect them to resume sometime in 2021.

A: It’s easy! Just send them the link to the University of Phoenix YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/universityofphoenix) and tell them to tune in December 5, 2020 at 1 PM MST (10 AM HST, 12 PM PST, 2 PM CST, 3 PM EST).

 

A: No. Graduates will not be on camera and therefore no camera is required. However, graduates, along with their families and loved ones, will have the opportunity to participate in the ceremony using the visible social media chat feature on YouTube. Throughout the ceremony, everyone is encouraged to post celebratory comments in the chat window which is viewable to all.

A: Regalia is not required, but some students might want to order a set for pictures or memorabilia. If so, you can do so here. 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: October 27, 2020
Deadline for expedited 2-day shipping: November 3, 2020

A:  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. 

A: The virtual commencement includes pre-recorded elements to ensure the health and safety of our speakers, faculty members, and students.