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November 14 Fall virtual commencement.

Welcome to Fall Virtual Commencement at WGU!

graduation cap from commencement

In light of the cancellation of WGU Commencement Weekends in Philadelphia and St. Louis, WGU is happy to announce another option for graduates who had registered to walk in one of the cancelled ceremonies. WGU will hold a Virtual Commencement on Saturday, November 14, to celebrate these graduates along with any others who are eligible to participate. Virtual commencements allow graduates to participate live or the option to celebrate at their convenience with friends and family at their own commencement watch party.

Please note, graduates who participate in a virtual commencement may still join us for an in-person commencement in the future. 

To watch the virtual commencement visit this page or WGU’s official YouTube channel. You may also watch via WGU’s official Facebook page. Bookmark this page for easy navigation on commencement day.

You'll be able to view the live stream HERE on November 14th.

Virtual Commencement
Saturday, November 14

LIVE 10:30 a.m. MST

Important Requirement for Students Nearing Degree Completion 
In order to meet the ceremony RSVP deadline, you must have submitted your Graduation Application or Exception Request to the Records Office by September 11, 2020. Review eligibility guidelines here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at or by phone 385.428.2085.

RSVP Deadline: Closed

Fall virtual commencement deadlines

Video Submission

Deadline: Monday, October 19, 11:00 p.m. MDT
Check your email for submission instructions.

Graduates who do not submit a video will be recognized in a scrolling name list after the video presentations.

Video submission instructions will be sent to the email address that graduates entered on their RSVP form within two business days of submitting their RSVP.

If instructions are not received within this time frame, please contact


Virtual commencement communication FAQs.

Communications are sent to the email address provided on the virtual commencement RSVP form. Graduates who register for virtual commencement will receive the following email communications: video clip instructions, deadline reminders, final details with instructions on how to view the virtual commencement, and a survey after commencement. If you have not received an email from us, contact

Please contact us

Virtual commencement FAQs.

WGU’s virtual commencement is an opportunity to honor graduates who planned to participate in a scheduled commencement this year but was canceled due to COVID-19. Please note, participating in virtual commencement does not replace a graduate’s option to walk in an in-person commencement in the future.

The virtual commencement program consists of a keynote address, graduate speeches, and the conferral of degrees (reading of names). Graduates are invited to participate live or on their own time.

The link to watch virtual commencement is

No. The virtual commencement will be posted at and be available for viewing also on WGU Facebook and YouTube for viewing at your leisure. 

Graduates who RSVP for this virtual commencement will be recognized. Each graduate’s name will be announced, while their name and degree will be displayed on screen.

When you RSVP for virtual commencement, please note this in the comments section, or email with this request before the RSVP deadline.

No, graduates and guests will be able to view commencement content (e.g. graduate speeches and conferral of degrees) by selecting master’s or bachelor’s ceremony.

No. The commencement will be organized by segments (e.g. welcome and opening remarks, anthem singer, graduate speeches, keynote speaker, reading of graduate names), allowing graduates to select which content they view. 

Virtual ceremony participation and RSVP FAQs.

No, graduates will need to submit a new RSVP for the virtual commencement.

Yes, graduates will have an opportunity to participate in virtual commencement. Please bookmark this website where information will be posted about the next virtual commencement and eligibility guidelines.

To make virtual commencement the best experience possible for our graduates, the ceremony will be limited to the first 1,000 graduates who RSVP.

Virtual commencement video clip FAQs.

Graduates who RSVP for virtual commencement will receive instructions within two business days. If you have not received your video clip instructions, please contact

Yes, as long your new video clip is submitted by the submissions deadline. 

Due to production schedules, late videos will not be used in the virtual commencement. However, graduates will still be recognized by having their name announced and displayed during the conferral of degrees.

The Commencement team is happy to assist you with your video submission. Please email us at

Regalia FAQs.

WGU graduate regalia can be ordered from Oak Hall Cap and Gown.

We encourage you to wear a cap and gown, but this is not required to participate in virtual commencement. If you choose not to wear regalia or do not have regalia, business professional attire is encouraged.

Diploma cover FAQs.

All graduates who participate in virtual commencement will receive a complimentary diploma cover via mail.