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2020 Commencement

The ongoing public health emergency for the coronavirus (COVID-19) required us to cancel Pomona College's Commencement exercises, one of our most important and beloved community celebrations, originally scheduled for ‪May 17, 2020. Degrees for graduating seniors were conferred as of ‪May 21, 2020.

In collaboration with leadership from the Class of 2020, the College held a virtual Commencement ceremony on December 19, 2020. In addition to the online ceremony, the College is planning for a special in-person alumni celebration for the Class of 2020 at a future time when the campus is permitted to host large gatherings under public health guidance.

Please note that we are currently developing a subtitled version that will be made available to families in China on an accessible platform. Please contact if you would like to be notified when that version is available.

More questions? Please contact Stephanie Navarro in the President’s Office at You may also email for assistance with the virtual platform.