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Post University held its 130th and 131st commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 & 2021 on Saturday, July 24, at the historic Palace Theater in downtown Waterbury. 

We were excited to host two separate ceremonies for our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students:

  • The morning ceremony was for all American Sentinel College Bachelor of Science in Nursing and all Masters and Doctoral degree graduates
  • The afternoon ceremony was for Associates and Bachelor degree graduates begins at 3 p.m. EST.

Post University also live streamed both ceremonies online for those who are not able to attend.

To view photos and videos from the ceremonies visit Virtual Commencement and Photos.

Please use these webpages to help plan and prepare for the day.

If you need additional information:

May 6, 2021 - Announcing in-person Commencement ceremonies

May 6, 2021

An Exciting Message for the Classes of 2020 and 2021:

We are thrilled to announce in-person Commencement ceremonies for the Post University Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held on Saturday, July 24 and/or Sunday, July 25 at the historic Palace Theatre in Waterbury, Connecticut.

The events will also be broadcast online for those unable to attend.

Eligible graduates are being contacted by the Office of the Registrar with additional information, and with a link to RSVP regarding their possible participation.  RSVPs are due by May 21, 2021.

Ceremony days, times, and the number of student guest tickets available will be made based on those replies, and decisions will be announced by May 28, 2021.

The entire Post community is thrilled at the prospect of celebrating our students’ academic achievements in person once again.

Please keep updated on commencement plans by visiting this site often.

For questions regarding the graduation application process and all things academic, please contact For commencement event questions, please email


April 9, 2021 - Message from Provost and University Registrar

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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