Graduation Week

Please Note: Commencement 2020's new date is Saturday, August 15th 2020

Congratulations, Class of 2020! 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: (Online orders can be placed up until July 18th. 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 2020 has been rescheduled to Saturday, August 15th 2020. 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. Below is the most up to date information regarding Graduation/Senior Week events. Check back often for updates! Please direct any questions about graduation week to Michael Paglicci (


  • Monday, August 10th

Nursing Department Induction Ceremony

Details TBD


Graduation Rehearsal (for Undergraduate students)

Details TBD


Graduation Mini-Rehearsal (for Graduate students)

Details TBD


Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony & Reception

Details TBD


  • Saturday, August 15th

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Details TBD