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Why has commencement 2020 been postponed?

Considering March 2020 announcements by the CDC and state officials regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and the State mandate to restrict gatherings through April 30th, we thought it best to take additional steps to safeguard you and our community. Remember, our decisions and action plans are based upon your health, wellbeing and safety as the guiding tenets.

Is there a date for a new commencement event?

​We’re taking some time to follow the news and plan a new celebration. Keep an eye on your email inbox for news on a new date.  And, we hope each and every one of our graduates will take some time to celebrate their academic achievements while we work out a new plan!

How will I get my diploma?

After the posting of degrees has been completed, diplomas for May graduates will be mailed by the end of June to those students who have fulfilled all of their course requirements. Diplomas will be mailed to the same address that you included on your graduation application. Your diploma will not be released if you have any type of outstanding obligation with the University (i.e., library fees/overdue books, account balances, etc.).​

Are Post diploma frames and rings still available for purchase?

Class rings and diploma frames are available for purchase through the Herff Jones Company.  Visit and select Post University to view ring options, and visit and select Post University to view frame options or custom design your own frame.

If there is no ceremony, do I still need to apply for graduation through the student portal?

While commencement, the ceremony celebrating the completion of a degree program, is postponed, you still need to apply to graduate, recording the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on your official transcript.

Will the University reimburse my already purchased travel costs?

​Please check with your travel provider regarding their refund and credit policies, as many are making adjustments to accommodate travelers needs during this pandemic.

Does this mean I don’t graduate?
Graduation is the completion of all degree requirements as recorded on the official transcript, and not having a formal celebration in May does not change the fact that you completed your program of study.
How do main campus residential students retrieve their belongings from the residence halls?

Students who have not yet packed up and moved their belongings from the resident halls should contact the Residence Life Office to schedule a time to do so. Please email, or call 203.828.3074.

Still have questions? 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, or send an email to