Commencement

Congratulations, Class of 2022! On this page, you'll find information about April's Commencement celebrations, as well as a link to watch a video of the full event.

Photo of President Finegold shaking hands with a smiling student on stage, both wearing graduation robes and caps

Watch 2022 Commencement

Chatham hosted the Spring 2022 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, April 24 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. In addition to Class of 2022 graduates, graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 who had their ceremonies disrupted by the pandemic also participated in the ceremony.

Watch Ceremony Recording : Checkerboard 1 - Watch 2022 Commencement
Photo of President Finegold shaking hands with a smiling student on stage, both wearing graduation robes and caps

Download Commencement Photos

Be sure to visit Chatham's Spring Commencement 2022 album where you can download professional photos from the April 24th ceremony. Simply click on a photo, click on the down arrow icon in the top right corner, and then select Medium (1600 x 1600) to download. Do NOT click the heart above the photo and click submit. You will not receive any photos if you do this. Photos will be available for download until Saturday, June 4th. Photos will not be available in any way after that time.

View Photo Album : Checkerboard 2 - Download Commencement Photos
Photo of Chatham University graduates at the Lavender Graduation ceremony, wearing matching purple stoles with a rainbow and pink triangle pattern

Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation for LGBTQIA+ graduates took place on April 23 in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall. The celebration included speeches by Chatham community members, the opportunity to receive a special stole, a champagne toast, and an official welcome to the Chatham alumni community. This year's Lavender Graduation was open to Spring 2022 graduates, as well as any previous Chatham alumni who were not able to attend in-person ceremonies due to COVID-19.

Photo of Chatham University graduates at the Lavender Graduation ceremony, wearing matching purple stoles with a rainbow and pink triangle pattern

Multicultural Graduation

The Multicultural Graduation for students of color and international graduates took place from on April 23 in the Welker Room of James Laughlin Music Hall. The celebration included speeches by Chatham community members, the opportunity to receive a special stole, a champagne toast, and an official welcome to the Chatham alumni community. This year's Multicultural Graduation was open to Spring 2022 graduates, as well as any previous Chatham alumni who were not able to attend in-person ceremonies due to COVID-19.