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Commencement 2021 Ceremony Details
Our 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony was held on Thursday, June 10th at 6:45 p.m., via YouTube. Thank you to everyone who tuned in live. A recording of the ceremony is available below.

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Graduation Information

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we made the difficult decision not to hold our traditional Commencement ceremony in person. Instead, we planned a virtual Commencement ceremony. This decision was guided by our goal to keep our community as safe as possible.

The 2021 commencement ceremony was held virtually on Thursday, June 10th at 6:45 p.m. The ceremony was streamed on YouTube. All graduate names were read, awards were presented, and keynote speeches were presented. Graduates were invited to send in a hi-res photo of themselves to be shown when their name was read. Instructions for submission will be sent in March. A link to the ceremony will be sent via email in advance.

Commencement FAQs can be found here. Use this link for Gown and Hood Ordering Directions. Additional questions regarding commencement can be sent to

Ways to Participate in Peirce's 2021 Commencement Ceremony

  • Cap Decorating Contest: Each 2021 graduate received a cap and tassel for free from the College and participants decorated the top in a way that best represented them. All of our entries are available here
  • Class of 2021 Advice Videos: The Class of 2021 gave advice to their past selves and to future Peirce students. See what they had to say.
  • Staff and Faculty Videos: Peirce staff and faculty filmed videos of themselves for our Class of 2021. See them here
  • Alumni Well Wishes: Peirce College Alumni submitted videos or photos of themselves congratulating the Class of 2021, welcoming them to the Peirce Alumni Association. Check out one of the these videos.


Zoom Backgrounds

Want to share your Peirce Class of 2021 pride? Download this Commencement Zoom background and share with the world that you're a proud Peirce Graduate!

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For many of our students, earning a college degree is a milestone they never thought possible. Walking across the stage in June are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, grandparents, employees, managers and more. Our students aren’t just students at Peirce. They are people from all walks of life, with wide-ranging goals and responsibilities, but they have one thing in common – they have achieved their goal of completing a college education. They are PROUD, and we are honored to have been their college of choice.

2022 Graduation Application Deadlines

The graduation application deadlines for this year are as follows:

  • August 2021: August 31, 2021
  • December 2021: December 31, 2021
  • May 2022: April 30, 2022

Please visit the My Classes tab on the student portal to apply for graduation.

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2019 Commencement

The 2019 Commencement Ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:45 PM at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts located on Broad and Spruce Streets in Philadelphia, PA. Students who successfully completed their coursework by August 2018, December 2018 and May 2019 were eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony.

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