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A Message from the WGU Commencement Office

Plans to Return to In-Person Commencements in 2022

Watch this space for the official announcement of WGU’s 2022 in-person commencement schedule. While those plans are finalized, we are closely reviewing guidelines from the CDC regarding COVID-19 and the Delta variant. Our top priority remains the safety and well-being of our students, graduates, faculty and staff. 

CDC Guidelines

WGU will follow CDC and government guidelines, as well as those of venues involved in the planning process to ensure the safest possible commencement experience. The unpredictability of COVID-19 means WGU may be required to cancel or postpone future in-person commencements. In that case, additional virtual commencement ceremonies will be added and communicated across university channels. 

Virtual Commencement

Virtual commencement ceremonies will continue to be a part of the WGU Commencement offerings, in addition to in-person ceremonies. WGU will kick off the 2022 commencement season with a Winter Virtual Commencement on Saturday, January 29. Find more details and RSVP.

2021 In-Person Commencement: Las Vegas

On September 24th, we reached capacity for both ceremonies.


Stay in the Know

1. Visit this link to opt in to receive commencement updates. 

2. Refer to this WGU Commencement page for the latest and most accurate information. 

Considerations Upon Return to In-Person

Please note, when we return to in-person commencements, the following conditions may apply: 

  • Venue seating capacity may be limited and the need for social distancing, limiting the number of participants/attendees and wearing of masks may be deemed a requirement by the state, venue, etc. 
  • The WGU Commencement Office will promptly communicate all pertinent information to allow graduates time to decide on participation. 
  • We ask graduates to consider holding off on arranging commencement travel until the full commencement schedule for 2022 is announced and registration is open. 
  • Note: In-person commencement dates and locations are subject to change. 


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