Carnegie Mellon University

Commencement

May 22-23, 2021

Planning Information for Families & Guests

Celebrate Your Students Virtually!

We’re excited to host live commencement ceremonies for the graduating students in Class of 2021. We share in your pride as this year's graduates approach this milestone and look forward to celebrating their remarkable achievements.

This year, families and friends of the graduates, as well as members of our community, will be able to watch the ceremonies through livestreamed video. The ceremony livestream links will be posted to the homepage during commencement weekend. All you have to do is grab the wifi-enabled device of your choice, sit back and watch as your students mark the culmination of their CMU education.

Plan to join us before both ceremonies for a pre-show where you can watch the Class of 2021 on CMU's Tartan Cam, see well wishes from faculty, staff, and fellow graduating students, and hear from student commentators who will be in the stadium discussing this year's graduating class. More information about the pre-show, including exact start times, will be announced as we approach commencement weekend.

In-Person Commencement Exercises Are Open Only to Graduates.

Families and guests will not be allowed to enter Gesling Stadium for the in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23. You are also not permitted to gather at the East Campus Garage or CMU soccer fields to watch the ceremony.

While we would like to invite the extended Tartan family to participate in person, we are strong in our conviction that restricting the in-person capacity of this event to only our graduates is in the best interest of the health of our community.

Families and friends of the graduates, as well as members of our community, will be able to watch the ceremonies through livestreamed video. 

We will not be livestreaming the ceremony anywhere on campus. In accordance with CMU's COVID-19 protocols, all on-campus buildings are card-access only.

Check back soon for more information on how to celebrate virtually, including ways to share your pride on social media!