Commencement is a day of new beginnings. Your perseverance and sacrifice have led you to this memorable day, and your Walsh degree is a building block upon which your career can flourish.

Important UpDates

Due to the pandemic, the January 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held virtually on January 23, 2021. 

We will celebrate all 2020 graduates at our January 2021 virtual ceremony. Additional information will be posted as updates become available. 

 Please see below for the 2021 Commencement FAQs

January 2021 Commencement FAQ's

Updated October 2020

What is the status of the January 2021 commencement?
Planning is underway for a virtual ceremony. A separate virtual ceremony will be held for graduate and undergraduate students. All 2020 graduating students will be celebrated in their respective ceremony. Additional information will be emailed to graduates, and posted here when it becomes available.

What is a virtual commencement?
Commencement ceremony videos will be posted to our website on January 23, 2021. A virtual ceremony will allow Walsh to uphold many of their commencement traditions – including messages from our president and leadership, keynote speakers, conferral of degrees, announcing of graduate names, and more. We are looking forward to highlighting your experience as a Walsh student. More details will be provided on our website on how you can share your thoughts and experiences, which could be featured during the commencement ceremony.

Can I purchase regalia?


Yes. The purchase of regalia is not a requirement, but it is available to all graduates that are interested. Regalia can be purchased here.


How will I be informed about the upcoming commencement ceremony?
Continue to visit this website; information will be updated as it becomes available. 

Will a commencement program still be produced?
Yes, all 2020 graduates’ names will be included in a digital January 2021 program.

Will I have an opportunity to attend another in-person commencement ceremony?

Yes, graduates may have an opportunity to attend a potential in-person event in the future.  Let us know if you are interested by clicking here.  Information will also be posted on this website as it becomes available.


Will I be able to submit a photo to be used for the virtual ceremony?

Photos were accepted through January 4, 2021.

Do I need to RSVP for the virtual commencement ceremony?

No registration or RSVP is necessary. All students awarded degrees in 2020 will have their names announced during the ceremony.


Graduation Information

Graduation is not the same thing as commencement. Graduation is completing the requirements of your certificate or degree program. Commencement is the ceremony celebrating this completion. Students are not required to participate in the commencement ceremony to receive their diplomas. Diplomas are automatically sent after graduation audits are completed. See below for further details:


Class of 2020

Want to show off your accomplishment in your next Zoom meeting? Click on an image below to download one of our Class of 2020 virtual backgrounds!

Walsh Class of 2020 Zoom Background | Day Version
Walsh Class of 2020 Zoom Background | Night Version
Walsh Class of 2020 Zoom Background | Blue Version