Commencement

 

Commencement

Rewatch the Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Commencement Cheers

With pride and excitement, we celebrate and honor the achievements of the graduates from the College of Liberal Arts, Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, and Theological School. It’s a ceremony full of true Drew spirit, including faculty, trustee and alumni speakers, an acknowledgement of our teachers of the year, and parting words from three Class of 2020 students representing each school. Check @drewuniversity on Instagram for more from the community.

Please note: degrees will be conferred in May, and all diplomas will be mailed to the address provided on the graduation application. Diplomas should arrive within four weeks after the conferral date of May 22, 2020 (rescheduled, due to an adjustment in the academic calendar because of Drew Virtual Time).

The Apply to Graduate page on Drew University’s website has instructions on how to view a submitted application to graduate to confirm the address that was provided.

Teacher of the Year Awards

Congratulations to this year's Drew University Teachers of the Year!

Brianne Barker - CLA
Kathie Brown - Theological School
Kristen Turner - Caspersen School of Graduate Studies

Missed Our 2020 Senior Toast? Watch a Recap!

Update on Deferred In-Person Commencement

As we communicated on March 23, the majority of our May 2020 graduates voted on a deferred in-person Commencement. We have tentatively scheduled this for Saturday, August 1, 2020.

While we do hope we will be able to celebrate our graduates on this day, there are many factors unknown and out of our control. As such, please do not book flights or make any expenditures related to coming to campus in August at this time, unless you are certain any payments can be refunded. We will make a final determination about the viability of the August 1 date by June 1, 2020, which is our “drop dead” date for managing all of the logistics. We will communicate to all graduates on or about June 1, about whether we can move forward with an August 1 in person Commencement.

If we are fortunate enough to hold Commencement on August 1, there is a very high likelihood that we will have to practice social distancing, and that social distancing guidelines will impact the exact format of the live ceremony. We always do a live stream of Commencement, so please keep that in mind when planning for who might attend (and who would be safer not attending) in August.