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Every winter and spring, the University of La Verne community gathers to celebrate its graduating students at commencement. Multiple ceremonies honor undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates from all walks of life and from the university’s 10 campuses across California.

University of La VerneCommencement

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Every winter and spring, the University of La Verne community gathers to celebrate its graduating students at commencement. Multiple ceremonies honor undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidates from all walks of life and from the university’s 10 campuses across California.

Graduates walk with pride as they join the ranks of Leo alumni. Guests watch as friends and family receive a university degree and celebrate a lifetime of learning. Commencement is more than a ceremony – it is a tradition that strengthens the University of La Verne year after year.

Over the course of the remote fall and spring semesters, we have worked diligently to determine the best options to safely schedule a commencement ceremony for you and your fellow graduates.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten the safety of our communities, we have found it challenging to predict when public health guidelines will permit large social gathering in our immediate and surrounding communities. This makes it difficult to foresee any large, in-person events in our near future. In light of this information, we have decided to have the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremonies Be Virtual and be scheduled for Saturday, May 29, 2021.  We also plan to have a few other Commencement Related Activities to help with the celebration of the Class of Spring 2021.

While we are disappointed that we cannot host an in-person commencement at this time, we remain committed to creating a safe and healthy environment for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families as well as provide a memorable, high-quality commencement ceremony that ensures you are celebrated for your hard work and determination.

Updates on commencement will be made available through your student email and on our website on a continual basis. For general inquiries, please email commencement@laverne.edu.