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Saint Louis University Commencement

Sons and Daughters of SLU Forever

Graduation at Saint Louis University takes place at our commencement ceremonies, which are held in both May and December. In May, students can also choose to walk in precommencement ceremonies held by SLU's individual schools and colleges.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way SLU celebrated commencement for our 2020 and 2021 graduates.

2020 Graduates 

Based on survey responses from 2020 alumni, those graduates will be honored in an in-person celebration Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8, 2021. The 2020 commencement ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August  7, 2021. 

Learn More About  Commencement and Celebration Weekend 

2021 Graduates 

With the priority of safely celebrating our Billikens while keeping families and the community protected this spring during the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Louis University hosted in-person precommencement ceremonies by individual college and school, as well as a pre-recorded, virtual University-wide commencement ceremony. Details about the December 2021 ceremony, scheduled for December 18, 2021, are forthcoming. 

See selected pictures from May's ceremonies. 

View Precommencement & Commencement Ceremonies


Diplomas will be mailed to the address provided to the Office of the University Registrar on the graduation application.