Wow, you made it to one of the most important milestones of your academic career, graduation! Yes, you! With grit, focus, patience, hard work, juggling priorities, lots of screen time, new friends, and determination, whew, you did it. Congratulations to each of you in the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021, you have much to be proud of. We look forward to celebrating this amazing moment with you.

In celebrating this great achievement, we recognize how important the Commencement experience is for so many of our graduates. In prioritizing the health and safety of our students, their families, faculty, and staff, we are announcing that graduation will be conducted in a series of online ceremonies for graduates of May 2021, December 2020, and May 2020. The official ceremony will be divided alphabetically by each student's last name. Please use the guidelines below to save the date of your specific ceremony.

We are excited to honor you and your tremendous achievement and can't wait to celebrate you. Well done!

Questions? Email

Virtual Commencement

All commencement ceremony videos will be posted on this website in the next few weeks.

Students who did not get a chance to upload their picture and message slide, have until 12:00 P.M. on May 26, 2021 to do so.

Please check your NOVA email for instructions on how to participate in the virtual graduation ceremony!

For questions, please email

A - G

May 5, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

May 5 Ceremony

H - N

May 6, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

May 6 Ceremony

O - Z

May 7, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

May 7 Ceremony

Commencement Ceremony Program

Don't forget to share your graduation moments and messages with us on social media by tagging us and using any of these hashtags #NovaGrad #NOVAGrad2020 or #NOVAGrad2021

Commencement will be pre-recorded and will be captioned. If you or your guest require any other accommodation in order to participate in this event, please notify at least TWO weeks prior to the event.

*Please note, some student slides (picture and graduation message) submitted after the deadline will be present in the ceremony but will not have a voice announcement for their information.