Commencement Ceremony

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Congratulations, Palo Alto University (PAU) graduates!  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we will honor the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with a virtual formal commencement ceremony. There will be two commencement ceremonies: one for doctoral graduates and another one for master's and undergraduate graduates. 

Each ceremony will feature commencement speeches and the conferring of degrees. All graduates will be individually recognized and have the opportunity to include a photo, personal message, and/or 10 second video to commemorate their accomplishments while at PAU and to celebrate their graduation.
Event Details

Commencement Ceremony - Both ceremonies take place on Saturday, June 26 via PAU's YouTube Channel. A unique link will be posted here and emailed to graduates prior to the ceremony.

New Graduates Celebration Receptions (Immediately following each ceremony) - New graduates, faculty and staff are invited to attend a live virtual celebration hosted by beloved librarian Scott Hines. This is a great opportunity for graduates to share their heartfelt sentiments and say farewell to their fellow graduates and the PAU Community. 


An invitation along with Zoom Information will be emailed to graduates prior to Commencement and posted in the YouTube comments section on Commencement Day. We hope to host post-commencement, in-person receptions for graduates in the fall. For questions, please email








Join the Celebration

Commencement Day Information:  Ceremony Link & Program 

Commencement Program

Watch via PAU's YouTube Channel. Commencement programs coming soon!

Graduate Celebration Toolkit - Share Your Accomplishment with Family & Friends!
Kudoboard - Offer Your Congratulations to the Classes of 2020 & 2021 
PAU Celebration Kudoboard
Post a note, photo or video offering your congratulations and encouragement to new grads on this online greetings board.  Class of 2020 Kudoboard  | Class of 2021 Kudoboard


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