Congratulations to ALL graduates in the College of Natural Sciences!

While the pandemic is still impacting the way we do things, we want you to know that our graduates will be celebrated this Spring in a variety of ways!


  • Undergraduate Commencement will be held Friday, May 14, as four smaller and shorter ceremonies in McGuirk Alumni Stadium. To maintain compliance with public health guidelines, the ceremonies will be limited to graduates only, with no guests allowed. The ceremony for CNS graduates will be held at 6 p.m. Details about Undergraduate Commencement can be found here.
  • The CNS Senior Celebration webpage will be available beginning Wednesday, May 12, at 6 a.m. ET.
  • CNS Departments will host Virtual Celebrations for graduates and their families starting Wednesday, May 12, on their websites (you can find links on the main CNS Virtual Senior Celebration page). 
  • There will be no in-person department gatherings during Commencement Week to celebrate the class of 2021.
  • Stockbridge School of Agriculture AS Degree Commencement: The Stockbridge School will bring together both the classes of 2020 and 2021 for a fall (probably Homecoming, November 6) commencement ceremony. Friends, family, and faculty will be invited to this event.
  • For information about the 2021 Graduate School Commencement, please visit the Graduate School website.
  • A Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held during Homecoming in November 2021. Details will be posted here