Simmons University’s May 28, 2021 Commencement ceremonies will be remote this year. We came to this decision after a review of current public health advice and the best predictions of the pandemic’s course over the next months. Though the development and distribution of the vaccines to protect against COVID-19 is very promising, many of us will still be awaiting our turn to be inoculated in May. We are announcing the decision now so that degree candidates and their families can make appropriate plans. 

Students at Commencement

Commencement 2021

This year we will hold a University ceremony followed by a separate undergraduate and separate graduate program ceremonies. Commencement 2021 will celebrate all of the work and achievements of this year's graduates. Attending graduates will be recognized live on camera at our ceremonies.

We are as disappointed as many graduates and families will be that gatherings of hundreds or thousands will not be possible again this year. 

Details on Simmons’ 116th Commencement will be posted on this page as they become available. 


Cap at graduation


Regalia for Bachelors, Master’s, and Doctoral degree candidates is available for sale online according to deadlines. 

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Recent Ceremonies

See recent Commencement ceremonies held by Simmons University.

Recent Ceremonies