Virtual Commencement Ceremonies for 2020 and 2021 Graduates

Updated May 8, 2021 

We are excited to share details of this year’s virtual Commencement Mass and virtual Commencement Ceremonies for the NDNU Classes of 2020 and 2021. All our events are virtual and pre-recorded this year, so you can watch at your convenience after the ceremonies go live this week (no registration necessary). Graduates: watch for text messages this week with links and more information.

Saturday May 8th, 10:11 am – The 2020 ceremony is now live. The 2021 ceremony should be available about 10:20 am.  Thank you for your extended patience.


Ceremony Details

The ceremonies will be available starting at the following dates/times:

🌻 Virtual Commencement Mass: Friday, May 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm.

🎓  Virtual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

🎓  Virtual Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021: Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 9:00 am

Note: The virtual commencement ceremonies for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 are separate. Each ceremony will have its own Undergraduate and Graduate Student Speakers as well as its own roll call of graduates. Other ceremony components will be essentially the same.

Students will be individually recognized with a personal slide giving their name, degree, program, and if they submitted one – a quote and photo.

This year’s commencement speaker (for both ceremonies) is Mitchell Baker, CEO and Chairwoman of Mozilla. You may know Mozilla as the corporation and foundation behind the Firefox browser – they pioneered the open web.  Mitchell has articulated these values in The Mozilla Manifesto and Pledge for a Healthy Internet, promoting the public benefit aspects of the internet and advocating for the importance of connecting technology to its impact on individuals and society.

Share your celebrations on social media using #NDNU2020 or #NDNU2021

🤳 This year, posts on social media using these hashtags will be aggregated into a “Social Wall” until May 17, 2021. You’ll be able to see posts from any social media platform on our wall! 📸

Access the Social Wall here:



You can add a photo or comments directly to the wall using the “Add a Post” button in the upper left corner on each page.

Need Commencement Swag? Check out these sites!

2020 Graduates: Update your Address

As you make plans for graduation and beyond, the Office of Alumni Relations helps alumni stay connected with each other and assists in fostering lifelong relationships with the University. Make sure we have a correct mailing address and email address for you. Fill out the contact information below to update your records with our Alumni Office.