Commencement

Welcome to Chatham’s Commencement 2021 page! The Fall Commencement ceremony was hosted on Friday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m. As was done in the spring, Chatham will offer both an in-person graduate experience and a virtual ceremony option due to COVID. 

Photo of a graduation celebration on Chatham University's Shadyside Campus

In-Person Ceremony

Chatham hosted a Fall 2021 Commencement ceremony on Friday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m. in the Athletic and Fitness Center (AFC). For those who couldn't be there to celebrate with our graduates in person, a recording of the event is available here. Congratulations to all our new ChathamU alumni!

View Event Recording : Checkerboard 1 - In-Person Ceremony
Photo of a graduation celebration on Chatham University's Shadyside Campus

Download Ceremony Photos

Be sure to visit Chatham's December Commencement 2021 album where you can download professional photos from the December 10th ceremony. Simply click on a photo, click on the down arrow icon in the top right corner, and then select Medium (1600 x 1600) to download. Do NOT click the heart above the photo and click submit. You will not receive any photos if you do this. Photos will be available for download until January 31st.

Download Commencement Photos : Checkerboard 2 - Download Ceremony Photos
Photo of a graduating Chatham University student wearing a rainbow stole, with an arm over the shoulder of a parent or guardian

Virtual Ceremony

You’ve come a long way! Join us for your Virtual Commencement ceremony, featuring the presentation of our graduates and congratulatory remarks, available for viewing at anytime that is convenient to you and your family. 

View Virtual Ceremony : Checkerboard 3 - Virtual Ceremony
Photo of President Finegold shaking hands with a smiling student on stage, both wearing graduation robes and caps

Graduation Photos

Graduation photos were offered on campus on November 18th and 19th, in the Welker Room in the James Laughlin Music Hall.