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2021 Commencement

In light of the ongoing public health emergency for the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in collaboration with leadership from the Class of 2021, Pomona College's 2021 Commencement exercises will be held virtually on June 6, 2021

We want to be timely in marking the closing of seniors’ academic experience at Pomona allowing them, their loved ones and the Pomona community to celebrate their accomplishments in the spring and to welcome the Class of 2021 to our extended global community of alumni. In addition to the virtual ceremony, the College is working with class leadership to plan a special in-person alumni celebration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on campus in May or June 2022.

We so look forward to seeing everyone back on campus. In the meantime, families can begin their own festivities with our printable lawn signs as we salute our remarkable and resilient Class of 2021. You may also order graduation announcements, class rings and other related merchandise on the Jostens website.

Information regarding caps, tassels and ceremony photos has gone out to the Class of 2021 and registration for the virtual event platform is now open. The platform will open on June 5 and remain open until June 20 so that graduates and families have plenty of time to visit and browse content. The ceremony itself will be broadcast at three different times on June 6: 6 a.m. PDT, 10 a.m. PDT and 7 p.m. PDT. The recording will be available on demand after the last broadcast.

Please note that the virtual ceremony broadcasts on June 6 will be in English only. A Chinese translation of the ceremony will be available later in June on a platform accessible by families living in China.

More questions? Please contact Stephanie Navarro in the President’s Office at