The developments in the on-going COVID-19 pandemic have forced us to restructure our commencement celebrations in 2020 – 2021. Read the letter from the President regarding changes to December Commencement 2020.
Note: We are excited to celebrate our graduates, even during these challenging times. While we are not able to gather in large numbers, we will continue to develop the ways in which we offer virtual commencement ceremonies. Any student who graduated during a time when we could not offer an in-person commencement due to COVID-19 is welcome to join us at our next in-person commencement ceremony. We will continue to provide updates here.
The on-going COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to restructure December Commencement.
December 2020 Commencement
Friday, December 18, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
On Friday, December 18 at 11 a.m., the Unity College website will launch a December 2020 Commencement webpage. It will be featured on the main Unity.edu website, as well as on our social media pages. The Commencement page will feature a pre-recorded full commencement ceremony, with the speakers that would have been a part of the in-person ceremony.
During this ceremony, each student will have their name read by their Vice President and will see their image and degree appear on the screen. This is a great opportunity to pause the ceremony and take photos in front of your dedicated slide in your regalia! We hope that this virtual celebration, while not exactly like the in-person experience, will offer each student their own moment to feel recognized by the College as well as their friends and family.
There are a couple of steps graduating students must take in order to fully participate in commencement:
- Apply for graduation. Students must complete the Application for Degree in their student portal by November 1 in order to be included in the December commencement and receive regalia prior to the commencement date.
- In the application, students will choose their regalia size and can expect for it to be delivered the week of November 16.
- Students are asked to submit a photo to be used during the commencement ceremony when their name is called. Consider sending a photo in regalia! Students can send their photo to email@example.com.
If students have questions about this process, they are encouraged to reach out to their Distance Education Advisor or Hybrid Learning Coach for assistance.
Students acknowledged in the December commencement are welcome to walk in our next in-person commencement as well, if they so choose.
May Commencement 2021
May Commencement 2021 is scheduled for May 15, 2021.
Danni Washington will be Unity College’s commencement speaker for our May 2021 event. Danni Washington is the host of TV’s Xploration Nature Knows Best and co-founder of Big Blue & You, a nonprofit organization dedicated built to inspire and educate young people about ocean conservation using media and the arts.
Ms. Washington studied Marine Science and Biology at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami, was the official spokesperson at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in 2018, and was named the 2018 Emerging Female Leader of the Year by EarthX.
Ms. Washington has a passion for science, keeping our oceans clean, and encouraging future generations to pursue science and sustainability.
Students can request transcripts via the following link. Transcripts
If you have any questions, please reach out to Marketing@unity.edu.