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Convocation 2021

Virtual Ceremony


Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Convocation Speaker

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, PhD is the scientific co-lead of the Coronavirus Vaccine and Immunopathogenesis Team that developed the Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. In addition to this remarkable work, Dr. Corbett volunteers her time to share her knowledge about science with people of color via social media and in public forums with the aim to mitigate health disparities. Her most recent outreach has been about vaccine safety and educating people on the facts to help counter vaccine misinformation. 

Convocation Program

2020-21 Conferral Dates*

August 28, 2020 for Summer graduates
December 31, 2020 for Fall graduates
May 27, 2021 for Spring graduates

* The School's Convocation Ceremony and the University Commencement Ceremony are held once a year in May.

Graduation Communications

Graduating Student Checklist

The checklist can be found here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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