Quinnipiac University

Class of 2020 Commencement

Congratulations, graduates! We look forward to celebrating all that you have accomplished.

Commencement Journey Drive-Through Campus Event

Save the Date: Weekend of May 15

We will host an in-person, drive-through-campus experience. This event will feature a celebratory driving route through the Mount Carmel Campus with stops including the Quinnipiac University sign and Bobcat statue where you and your family will be able to get out of your vehicle and take photos. Your journey will culminate at the Arnold Bernhard Library steps, which will be decorated with Commencement banners and you will be able to cross this outdoor Commencement stage and receive your diploma cover while a professional photographer captures the moment. Your experience will conclude with an official welcome to the Alumni Association and, if the climate at that time allows, a champagne toast on the Quad.

What Else You Need to Know

With health and safety precautions prioritized, all participants should follow the following guidelines:

  • Participants must wear a mask at all times while on campus – even when in your car and taking pictures.
  • You will be able to bring one (1) vehicle to campus with up to four guests (family) in your vehicle.
  • Participants can request to travel through campus with up to two (2) other Class of 2020 participant cars who will be assigned the same Commencement Journey time slot; however, you and your family must remain in your own car, and cannot switch cars.
  • 6-foot distancing rule must be observed with members outside of your family.

Much more information will be shared about the Commencement Journey, including a detailed route and information for registering to attend. Please continue to check your email and this website for more information as the date approaches.

Suggestions or Questions?

As we work to develop the route, please contact us with your ideas for route stops. We want to include as many Quinnipiac locations that hold special meaning to the Class of 2020 as we are able. You can submit your ideas to quevents@qu.edu

Time to Order Your Cap and Gown!

Cap and gown ordering is open now through Friday, February 26.

Caps and gowns are provided at no cost, but shipping fees may apply. On-campus order pickup details will be announced later this Spring.

Order your cap and gown

Questions may be directed to quevents@qu.edu

Please note that while at this moment we are confident in this plan, it is subject to change given the uncertainty of the pandemic. We will continue to communicate with you throughout the coming months with event details, and if there are any changes.

To confirm your eligibility for Commencement, please contact your adviser.