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December 2020 Graduate Update

October 23, 2020

Due to restrictions on large gatherings, and taking into consideration the safety of our students, their families, and MCPHS faculty and staff, we are still unable to host an in-person Commencement ceremony to celebrate your achievements. Like you, we are very disappointed about this. When it is safe to do so, the University will plan in-person celebrations for our graduates. Planning will be done with the help of the Commencement Taskforce whose members include representatives of December 2020 Graduates, faculty and administration. While we cannot celebrate with you in person in December, we want you to know how proud we are of all of you. Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Academic Awards Ceremonies for December 2020 Graduates

  • Award ceremonies, that are traditionally hosted by Academic Schools, are being planned to take place in a virtual setting during the spring semester.
  • Academic Schools will contact graduates directly with more information in the coming weeks.
  • Students who will receive awards will be notified by their academic department and awards will be shipped directly to the recipients.


  • Graduates will be able to order regalia.
  • The University will be taking care of the cost of each graduate’s regalia; graduates will not be charged for the order.
  • Regalia will be delivered 6-8 weeks from date of order.
  • Graduates can check the status of their order.
  • For international shipments: if you do not see your current country in the shipment country drop down menu when checking out, please call Jostens at 1-800-854-7464 to complete your order.


  • Diplomas will be mailed to graduates after your degree conferral date.
  • Please allow 6+ weeks for delivery from the date of conferral due to social distancing guidelines and production timeline
  • If you are unsure of your conferral date, please visit WebAdvisor and select “My Profile” to view your anticipated completion date.
  • Here you may also review your full name on record with the Registrar’s office.
  • If you need to request a name change please click here: Student Information Update.
  • Diplomas will be shipped to your home address.
  • If you need to review or update your home address with the Registrar’s Office, please do so by clicking here: Student Information Update.

Honor Cords

  • Those individuals who have achieved academic honors will receive an honor cord after the conferral date.
  • Please note, academic honors apply to graduates from undergraduate programs only.

Commencement Fee

  • All December graduates will be reimbursed for their Commencement Fee.
  • If you have questions about your commencement fee, please contact Student Financial Services.