April 16, 2021

Commencement is Coming: Graduates, Are You Ready?

READY FOR COMMENCEMENT?: CGU will hold a virtual 94th annual commencement ceremony on May 15.

The CGU community will gather online Saturday, May 15, to celebrate this year’s master’s and doctoral graduates at the university’s 94th Annual Commencement Ceremony.

The traditional in-person event will again be held virtually due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions and public health guidelines from the county and state.

An annual spring tradition, this year’s commencement will celebrate an estimated 400 master’s and doctoral students (and certificate recipients) who will be receiving degrees this season.

The festivities kick off at 2 p.m. (Pacific time) and will include an event with President Len Jessup, Provost Patricia Easton, student speaker Nicole Dawson (an MBA candidate) and honorary degree recipient Roberta Jenkins followed by individual live school zoom sessions during which degrees will be conferred upon graduates.

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENT: Roberta Jenkins is this year’s recipient of a doctor of humane letters, honoris causa, for her efforts (with late husband and former CGU Trustee Matthew) to support educational opportunities and access. Jenkins is a former member of the advisory board of the School of Educational Studies.

Family, friends, and the CGU community are invited to join in this virtual event as we celebrate our students’ achievements.

In advance of the ceremony, graduates will have received a special swag-filled “Graduate celebration” box in the mail for the day’s events.

Members of the Class of 2021 should visit the university’s main commencement page here and commencement information page here for important information on deadlines, including regalia orders, celebration box, submitting photos for conferral ceremony, and much more.