Congratulations to our 2020 and 2021 graduates! Saint Peter’s University is so proud of the journey that brought you to this incredible accomplishment.
First, thank you for taking the time to complete our student surveys surrounding preferences on how to celebrate commencement. We appreciated your input and feedback and took all ideas and suggestions into consideration.
Based on the current New Jersey restrictions and keeping the safety of our students, faculty, staff and administrators at the forefront of everything we do, Saint Peter’s University is planning to offer a series of small, personalized commencement experiences for both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021 in place of the traditional single, large event. These in-person events will allow you to include family and friends in your celebration through a limited number of in-person guests and a livestream of the event. These experiences are tentatively slated to take place June 7-11 and June 14-17 on our campus in accordance with all state guidelines.
To supplement these in-person experiences, we will be hosting a virtual commencement ceremony for each Class. The Class of 2020 virtual commencement will take place on Friday, May 21; and the Class of 2021 virtual commencement will take place on Thursday, June 3. These virtual ceremonies will be akin to the traditional commencement ceremony, including speeches and reading of the graduates’ names, but also include an opportunity for you to customize your recognition with your picture and/or a video of yourself. In addition, the virtual ceremonies will remain accessible to you online so you can share with loved ones or through social media.
While we acknowledge that challenging circumstances have led to a different commencement than you anticipated when you began your time at Saint Peter’s University, we are excited about the plans to recognize all that you have achieved while a student. Additional information and details surrounding all these special events will be communicated in the coming weeks. Please continue to check your University email and the Commencement website for the latest updates.
Again, we are proud of all that you have achieved and look forward to celebrating with you soon.