Commencement Is a BIG Deal at Peirce College

Commencement 2021 Ceremony Details
Our 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 10th at 6:45 p.m. To keep our graduates save via YouTube and Facebook.

Graduation Information

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

As mentioned above, the 2021 commencement ceremony will be held virtually on Thursday, June 10th at 6:45 p.m. The ceremony will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube. All graduate names will be read, awards will be presented, and keynote speeches will be presented. Graduates will be invited to send in a hi-res photo of themselves to be shown when their name is 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

Have you thought about your next step after graduation? Get more information on our Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership & Management and Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration degrees! Please feel free to contact the Graduate Admissions Office at with any questions.

Ways to Participate in Peirce's 2021 Commencement Ceremony

  • Cap Decorating Contest: Each 2021 graduate will receive a cap and tassel for free from the College in the next few weeks. Once you receive your cap, decorate the top in a way that best represents you and send a photo of it to by May 28th. One participant will receive a $100 Visa gift card. Please also share your creation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using our Commencement hashtags #PoweredbyPeirce and #PeirceCommencement2021 and tagging Peirce College
  • Class of 2021 Videos: Lights, camera, action! We want to hear about your Peirce experience and/or what your new degree means to you. Film a short video of yourself and send it to by May 28th for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. Additional ways to submit your video will be shared in the next few weeks. Please also share your creation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using our Commencement hashtags #PoweredbyPeirce and #PeirceCommencement2021 and tagging Peirce College.
  • Student and Family Videos: We want to see your celebrations! Share a photo or video of your family celebrating your graduation on the big night using our Commencement hashtags #PoweredbyPeirce and #PeirceCommencement2021.
  • Alumni Well Wishes: Peirce College Alumni are encouraged to submit videos or photos of themselves congratulating the Class of 2021, welcoming them to the Peirce Alumni Association. Please submit your video or photo to by May 28th.

Questions about these contests should be sent to

Commencement 2020 Ceremony Details

Our 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony was held on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 p.m, via YouTube and Facebook. Thank you to everyone who tuned in live. A recording of the ceremony is available below.

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.

2021 Graduation Application Deadlines

The graduation application deadlines for August 2020 and December 2020 have passed. The graduation application deadline for May 2021 is March 15, 2021. Please go to the My Classes tab on the student portal to apply for May 2021 graduation. If you believe that you have already successfully completed your degree requirements to be eligible for August 2020 or December 2020, and have not applied for graduation, please contact your Academic Advisor immediately.

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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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