Commencement


Scroll down for more information about doctoral hoods, diploma information, and graduation regalia.

Online Commencement Celebration 

Congratulations, graduates, for reaching this important milestone in your academic journey! 

The Laney community celebrated our graduates in an interactive experience that included a special message from Dean Lisa Tedesco, an announcement of our Commencement awards, a conversation from graduating past LGSC presidents, graduating student reflections, and a special montage about the LGS Community. For a full recap, view the Laney Graduate School’s Commencement page.

In-Person Celebration in May 2021

All Laney Graduate School graduates who were eligible to join the graduation ceremony this year are invited to join our celebration in May of 2021.

Doctoral Hoods

Doctoral graduates will receive their hoods through the mail.  Arrangements for distribution will be made when our offices open.

Diploma Information

The diplomas of spring 2020 graduates will be mailed by the Registrar's office to your diploma mailing address in OPUS.  (Diplomas for graduates from summer 2019 and fall 2019 have already been mailed.) To learn more, visit the Registrar's Diploma Page.  Note that all LGS graduates' diplomas will be delivered through the method listed as "Summer and Fall Graduates" delivery information.

Graduation Regalia

Graduates will be able to return their regalia and receive a refund, subject to some conditions. See information here for steps and procedures.