Welcome to Chatham’s December Commencement 2020 page! On this site, you can access the Virtual Commencement Ceremony at any time that’s convenient for you after its launch on Friday, December 11th

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Join us for your Virtual Commencement ceremony, featuring the presentation of our graduates and congratulatory remarks from Dr. John Laird, President David Finegold, and student speakers.

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Tips for a Virtual Commencement

Though this definitely isn’t a traditional graduation, now is your chance to make new traditions. You’ve got a lot to be proud of—enjoy this time leading up to December Commencement by making sure you’re ready and planning your virtual celebration.

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On Celebrating Virtually

All of us at Chatham dearly hoped we would be able to celebrate in person, but state and county regulations prohibiting large-scale gatherings—and our concern for the health and safety of our Chatham community—has made it clear this won’t be possible. We sincerely hope you’ll join us in person for a ceremony in the future when we are allowed to gather again, but until then, toast your success and remember: Though these are uncertain times, if there’s anyone who can help build a better tomorrow, it’s our graduates.

Steps to Graduation

In order to graduate, you need to 1) submit your online degree conferral application, and 2) register for commencement. You can do both of those things on myChatham

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Ordering Regalia & Announcements

Regalia—cap, gown, and hood—can be ordered through the Chatham bookstore. Graduation announcements (and other items, such as rings and diploma frames) can be ordered through Herff Jones.

Contact Us

For corrections to your student listing in the ceremonies, please email Again, congratulations on a job well done!