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Congratulations Class of 2020 and 2021

April 9, 2021

Hello to our Post University 2020 and 2021 Graduates:

Since our last Commencement update, the University has engaged members of the Post community, particularly our graduating students, to collect feedback and ideas regarding a range of scenarios for graduation celebrations. Our 2020 graduates expressed an overwhelming desire to come back to Waterbury for an event, and we know the Class of 2021 would love to celebrate together.

Soon, the University will host in-person celebrations to honor the Classes of 2020 and 2021. Plans as well as dates are being finalized as we write this message; as a result, the Class of 2021 Commencement originally scheduled for May 8th has been postponed.

Our decision to postpone the original 2021 Commencement date was not made lightly. We simply wish to give as much time as possible for more vaccinations to be administered and to allow for a possible ease of restrictions on in-person gatherings.

While we complete our commencement plans, it is equally important for you to move forward with your graduation application. As a reminder, graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on your official transcript, while commencement is the ceremony conferring degrees. Despite the postponement of commencement, students who are eligible to graduate in May will still do so and have their degrees conferred accordingly.  Should you have any questions about applying for graduation, please contact your advisor or the advising team at

We look forward to honoring our 2020 and 2021 graduates and celebrating their accomplishment in person. Please keep an eye on your email inbox and visit this site often for updates.

Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.

Mitch Hecht
University Register

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Dear Post University Graduating Student:

I hope you and your family are doing well. This spring semester has been challenging for all of us, but especially for our Class of 2020.  I am extremely proud of how each of you have successfully navigated the challenges, while showing your resilience and positive attitude.

Back in March, I made the decision to postpone our 130th Commencement.  That decision was made with a heavy heart, but very mindful of the realities of the coronavirus pandemic and our public safety obligations. Today, writing about alternative options for graduation is difficult. While we are leaning toward holding a special ceremony, hopefully in the fall, we recognize there are many uncertainties at this time. We know that we may need to adapt our plans to meet any new social distance procedures issued by Connecticut Governor Lamont.

The month of May traditionally marks the culmination of academic achievement; please know all of us at the University are thinking of you. Just like you, I am missing those events that make spring so special on our campus. I want to reassure you that we recognize how important Commencement is to you, your classmates, your family and friends. We will keep you updated about our plans and you can stay current by visiting this page.

I look forward to the day when we can welcome our graduating students and their families back to campus to celebrate the successful culmination of their sacrifices and their hard work. Please stay safe and healthy.

Sincerely yours,
John L. Hopkins
CEO and President of Post University


If you need additional information, or if we can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact the Registrar’s Office at 203.591.7123. You may also send an email to

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