Elon University’s 2020 Commencement & Conferral Ceremonies

In order to protect the health and safety of graduates and families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Elon’s 130th Undergraduate Commencement activities have been postponed until we can safely gather as a community.

Additionally, the Master of Arts in Interactive Media Commencement ceremony and the Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Business Analytics Commencement ceremony have also been postponed.

Virtual Conferral Ceremonies

Commencement Ceremony

Ceremony Details

The Master of Arts in Higher Education ceremony will be held as planned on May 20, 2020, for the 14 members of the inaugural graduating class and streamed for family and friends at www.elon.edu/live and at the Commencement Ceremony link above.

Beginning May 20, the classes whose in-person Commencement ceremonies are postponed will officially be awarded their degrees during virtual conferral ceremonies. The ceremonies will be streamed at www.elon.edu/live and at the Conferral Ceremony links above.

Led by President Connie Ledoux Book, the virtual ceremonies will feature remarks from university and student leaders. Shortly after the ceremonies, members of the Class of 2020 will be emailed digital copies of their diplomas, with the physical diplomas sent by mail.

These events are not intended to simulate or rival in-person Commencement activities, but will provide the opportunity to confer degrees to members of the class and recognize the accomplishments these students have achieved.

Social Media

An #ElonGrad Digital Swag package includes a variety of resources to help the Class of 2020 and their supporters celebrate their achievements online and at home. Class of 2020 profile frames are also available on Facebook.

Members of the Class of 2020 and their friends and family are encouraged to use the hashtag #ElonGrad this week and during the ceremony on Friday to share pictures of themselves or their Elon memories on social media. A selection of these posts will be featured on the #ElonGrad social dashboard.

>>View photos of the Class of 2020 through the years


News about Elon’s 2020 Commencement

Visit our past ceremonies archive for coverage of Commencement events from previous years.