Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Congratulates its Prescott Graduates for Spring 2020

Virtual Graduation 2020

December 12, 2020, 9:00am MST

Due to the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Embry-Riddle will host combined Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement ceremonies. For the safety of our graduates and their families, there will be no in-person participation. Ceremonies will be presented virtually on December 12. An email has been sent with guidance on how to register to participate. This invitation included information about how to submit a photo, quote and how to add name pronunciation for this virtual event. All 2020 graduates will be recognized during the ceremony by College, and a personalized graduation slide will be displayed as graduate names are read. We look forward to celebrating our students and their accomplishments.

Important Dates

Early November: Email sent to graduates requesting name pronunciation, photo, and quote to be included on individualizes graduation slides. The link provided to graduates to register is unique to them and is processed through, a secure website that has been approved by our ERAU Information Security team. 

Monday, November 16th: Name pronunciations are due. Please note, if name pronunciation is not received by this date, the reader will make his best effort to pronounce each name correctly. All names will be read.

Friday, November 27th (DEADLINE EXTENDED): Photo and quote submissions due. Please ensure that the photo is appropriate for the occasion. Please note, if no photo is submitted, an ERAU eagle image will be substituted. Check your ERAU email from Nov. 4 or 5 and Nov. 10 for details on how to upload.

Friday, December 11th: The link to watch the commencement ceremony will be emailed to all graduates and posted on the Virtual Graduation page. 

Saturday, December 12th: The link to watch the commencement ceremony will “go live” at 9:00am MST.    

We look forward to celebrating our students and their accomplishments, and we encourage inviting family and friends to watch and celebrate this wonderful occasion! We also encourage graduates to post pictures of their virtual commencement celebration using hashtag: #ERAU2020GRAD. Visit the Virtual Commencement Celebration website to find backdrops for your photos and tips on how to celebrate your Virtual Graduation with family and friends.

Additionally, following the commencement ceremony, graduates will have access to their individual slides. These can also be accessed on the Virtual Commencement Celebration website.

Check back often, as details regarding the Virtual Commencement Ceremony and frequently asked questions will be updated as they are finalized!

*For the safety of our graduates and their families, there will be no in-person participation.

Spring 2021 Commencement

Prescott Chancellor Anette Karlsson

We look forward to celebrating with you in person when the situation allows for us to gather safely in large groups. The Spring 2021 commencement ceremony is scheduled for May 8, 2021. Our plan is to honor our 2020 graduates during that time period, as well. 

Commencement is a special celebration with much tradition and symbolism reflecting the history of higher education. This is the occasion that your degree will be officially conferred upon you. In addition to the faculty and staff from our Prescott Campus, graduates and members of our Worldwide Campus community participate in this University Commencement. Please plan to join the entire Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University community in celebration on this extraordinary day.

Graduation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a mark of distinction and a lifetime-defining event. The entire campus community celebrates your achievements and I look forward to congratulating you personally and meeting your family and friends.

Dr. Anette Karlsson
Prescott, Arizona Campus

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Lori Kennedy
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