Due to the recent mandates related to gatherings, graduation ceremonies are being rescheduled when circumstances allow. To recognize your accomplishments now, the College of Professional Studies is planning virtual recognition ceremonies for our graduating students.

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, News@Northeastern, 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.


September Virtual Celebration

The virtual recognition celebration will be available to view on Wednesday September 2, 2020. You can watch the celebration on the Summer Graduation page. You will hear messages from Dean Mary Loeffelholz, the student speaker, a guest speaker, faculty, and others. All family and friends are invited to tune in with graduates and join the celebration - registration is not required. 

Additional details will be updated on this page as the date of the virtual event gets closer.

Create your graduate slide

If you have applied to graduate for June 2020 or August 2020, you will receive an email from asking you to log into the MarchingOrder website. Here you will be able to upload your photo and a personal message to be included on an individual graduate slide. This slide will be available for download so you may share it with family, friends, and colleagues across social media to commemorate the occasion. 

The deadline to submit or edit your information is August 10th, 2020 at 3 P.M. EST. We kindly ask that you coordinate accordingly if you plan to personalize your slide as no late submissions or edits will be accepted. If the deadline is missed, a graduate slide will still be created for you, but it will simply have your name and degree information only. 

Contact with any technical difficulties or log in issues on their site. 

Caps & Gowns

Although wearing regalia is not a requirement for the virtual celebrations, we understand that many of you would still like the opportunity to receive your regalia ahead of any rescheduled in-person ceremonies. Therefore, we are pleased to be able to provide May and September graduates the option to order their regalia now and have it delivered to their home address.  

IMPORTANT: If you choose to receive your regalia now, you will be responsible for bringing the complete set with you to be worn at the rescheduled in-person ceremony, if you decide to attend. In the event of loss or damage in the interim, we will not be able to order a replacement for you.

Order your regalia here 

Please allow 3-6 weeks for delivery. All students will be responsible for the cost of shipping:

  • Domestic Shipping $8.00
  • International Shipping $60.00

September 2020 Graduates: Again, although not necessary, if you are planning to have regalia by the September 2nd virtual recognition celebration, it is suggested that you place your order by August 1st. Otherwise, simply allow 3 - 6 weeks for delivery. 

May Virtual Celebrations

Spring Recognition:

Doctoral Recognition:

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