Northeastern University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak; updated messages are available on the dedicated COVID 19 website. The university’s official news source, [email protected], is updated constantly and available through all major social media channels. We will inform all concerned of any change in plans related to our scheduled ceremonies.

As soon as more information becomes available, it will be posted here. Information will also be available on the university commencement website.


Updated February 2, 2021

December 2020 Graduates

  • Degrees for December 2020 graduates have been posted to students’ records.
  • Diplomas will be mailed by February 4, 2021, providing all financial obligations have been met.
  • In addition to paper diplomas, we are also happy to provide a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma). An email notification with instructions on how to retrieve the electronic credential will be sent by February 4, 2021.

Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding diplomas.

April 2021 Graduates

  • CPS regalia ordering is not yet available. Please keep an eye on your NEU email account and this website for further announcements relating to 2021 graduation ceremonies.

Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding CPS graduation ceremonies and/or  cap and gowns distribution.

View Past Virtual Ceremonies

September 2020 Virtual Celebration

The virtual recognition celebration included messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz, the student speaker, a guest speaker, faculty, and a recognition slide for each graduate .

View the ceremony

May 2020 Virtual Celebrations

The virtual celebration included messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz and other faculty members, recognition of students, and more. These virtual recognition ceremonies were not a replacement for in-person ceremonies at a future date. Those ceremonies will be re-scheduled when circumstances allow. These virtual ceremonies were an opportunity for the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies community to acknowledge your achievements sooner.

Spring Recognition Ceremony

Doctoral Recognition Ceremony