Due to the recent mandates related to gatherings, graduation ceremonies are being rescheduled when circumstances allow. To recognize your accomplishments now, the College of Professional Studies is planning virtual recognition ceremonies for our graduating students.

Northeastern University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak; updated messages are available on the dedicated COVID 19 website. The university’s official news source, News@Northeastern, is updated constantly and available through all major social media channels. We will inform all concerned of any change in plans related to our scheduled ceremonies.

As soon as more information becomes available, it will be posted here. Information will also be available on the university commencement website.


September Virtual Celebration

The virtual recognition celebration will be available to view on Wednesday September 2, 2020 starting at 10AM EDT. You can watch the celebration on the Summer Graduation page. You will hear messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz, the student speaker, a guest speaker, faculty, and others. All family and friends are invited to tune in with graduates and join the celebration - registration is not required. 

Additional details will be updated on this page as the date of the virtual event gets closer.

Create your graduate slide

The deadline to submit or edit your photo and/or message has passed. If you did not make a submission but are eligible to graduate, a slide was created for you, but it will simply have your name and degree information only. A link to view and download this graduate slide will be available to you on the date of the virtual celebration on the Summer Graduation page as well. 

Order Your Caps & Gown

Although wearing regalia is not necessary for the virtual celebrations, we understand that many of you would still like the opportunity to receive your regalia ahead of any rescheduled in-person ceremonies. Therefore, we are pleased to be able to provide all May 2020 graduates and September 2020 Masters’ graduates the option to order their regalia now and have it delivered to their home address. 

IMPORTANT: If you choose to receive your regalia now, you will be responsible for bringing the complete set with you to be worn at the rescheduled in-person ceremony, if you decide to attend. In the event of loss or damage in the interim, we will not be able to order a replacement for you.

Order your regalia here 

Please allow 2-6 weeks for delivery. All students will be responsible for the cost of shipping:

  • Domestic Shipping $8.00
  • International Shipping $60.00

September 2020 Graduates: Again, although not necessary, if you are planning to have regalia by the September 2nd virtual recognition celebration, it is suggested that you place your order by August 1st. Otherwise, simply allow 2-6 weeks for delivery. 

Final deadline to place all cap and gown orders: Friday, October 2nd.

May Virtual Celebrations

Spring Recognition:

Doctoral Recognition:

The virtual celebration included messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz and other faculty members, recognition of students, and more. These virtual recognition ceremonies are not a replacement for in-person ceremonies at a future date. Those ceremonies will be re-scheduled when circumstances allow. These virtual ceremonies are an opportunity for the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies community to acknowledge your achievements now.