Welcome to Chatham’s December Commencement 2020 page! This page will detail what you need to keep in mind to get ready to celebrate with us virtually at a time convenient to you beginning on Friday, December 11th. 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. Check back here for updates!

December Virtual Commencement 2020

On this site, you can access the Virtual Commencement Ceremony at any time that’s convenient for you after its launch on December 11th.

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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Time to look the part! Regalia—cap, gown, and hood—can be ordered through the Chatham bookstore. The deadline is Saturday, November 7.

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Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements (and other items, such as rings and diploma frames) can be ordered through Herff Jones.

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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. From planning for photo opps to sharing with us on social, check out some tips for an unforgettable celebration. 

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Why a virtual commencement?

The current restrictions on large events in Pennsylvania and Allegheny County limit the size of both indoor and outdoor events. As December Commencement is normally significantly larger than these current limits, Chatham is holding a virtual commencement ceremony for winter graduates.