Graduation Week

Commencement 2021's current dates are Friday, May 28th & Saturday, May 29th 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021! Your moment has arrived! On behalf of the Student Activities Office we could not be happier for you and your accomplishments in your time here at Daemen. Whether this is your first time on one of our pages or your hundreth, we hope the following information revolving around Graduation Week is informative for you. If you are looking for Senior Week information, please follow the link or click on the blue box to the right of the page. Again, congratulations and best of luck in all your future endeavors! 

Before going any further... 

Make sure you:

  1. Have submitted an application for degree with the Registrar's Office.
  2. Have indicated if you are (or are not) participating in the Graduation Ceremony.
  3. Have purchased your cap & gown through the bookstore. Use this link to purchase yours online. (Currently the only way to purchase a cap & gown is through online. Stay tuned for details on in-person orders.)

If you need to do one or all of the following, please head over to and complete those tasks before going any further here!

Graduation Week/Senior Week Schedule of Events

Please note: Commencement 2021 has been scheduled for Friday May 28th & Saturday, May 29th 2021. Student Acitvities is working with a number of offices and departments to update our events being held the week leading into Commencement. Please bear with us as we update and create a memorable experience for our graduating students. Check back often for updates! Please direct any questions about graduation week to Michael Paglicci (

Monday, May 24th

  • Nursing Department Induction Ceremony
    Details TBD

Thursday, May 27th

  • ALHANA Reception
    Details TBD
  • Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony & Reception
    Details TBD

Friday, May 28th

  • PA Graduation
    Details TBD
  • DPT Graduation
    Details TBD
  • Graduate Student Commencement (MSW, MPH, MBA, MS-non-nursing)
    Details TBD

Saturday, May 29th

  • Nursing (UG & GR) Pinning Ceremony and Commencement
    Details TBD
  • Undergraduate Ceremony (English, History & Political Science, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages, Psychological Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts)
    Details TBD
  • Undergraduate Ceremony (Accounting & Information Systems, Education, Health Promotion, Natural Sciences, Paralegal Studies)
    Details TBD