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Virtual Celebration

Now is your time to shine. It's time to reflect on the past and anticipate the future. We recognize the hard work and sacrifices you made to get to graduation day, and it's time to share your accomplishments with all of the important people who have supported you along the way.

Before the celebration begins, be sure to visit our commencement page for event details and FAQs.

Watch the live stream as your graduate walks across the stage at the “Grad Walk.”

Live Stream Schedule – Saturday, May 8, 2021 (Arizona Time)

9 a.m. - College of Arts & Sciences
9:45 a.m. - College of Security & Intelligence
10:45 a.m. - College of Aviation
12 p.m. - College of Engineering

Virtual Commencement Ceremony (pre-recorded) - Saturday, May 8, 2021

9 a.m. Arizona Time - Watch the ceremony

Find Your Individual Graduation Slide

Spring 2021 Ceremony

Commencement Speaker

Dr. Ellen Stofan

Ellen R. Stofan, Ph.D.
Smithsonian Under Secretary for Science and Research

Read more about the speaker


Congratulations to our Award Recipients

Ashley Elliot Profile Photo

Chancellor's Award

Ashley Elliott - B.S. in Space Physics

The Chancellor’s Award honors an outstanding graduating senior scholar and leader who has an exceptional record of academic accomplishment and a high level of campus and community involvement, while maintaining a minimum 3.5 Cumulative GPA. This is the highest award bestowed to one of our graduates.

Learn More about Ashley

Ethan Martin Del Campo profile photo

Ed King Community Service Award

Ethan Martin Del Campo - B.S. in Aeronautical Science

The Ed King Community Service Award honors a graduating senior who has made an outstanding contribution of time and talent to the community and the University and has a minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA.

Learn More about Ethan


The Three C's of Commencement


Yes, we're living in unprecedented times but that doesn't mean you can't safely celebrate with family and friends.

  • Host a virtual commencement viewing party and use a virtual background to show your alma mater pride.
  • Organize a socially distant drive-thru celebration in your neighborhood.
  • Add a celebratory filter to your amazing graduation photo and share using #ERAU2021Grad. Get creative and have fun with it!


Create career or graduate school opportunities. Be proactive to advance your career or graduate school pursuits.

  • Get a professional headshot taken.
  • Update your LinkedIn profile and resume.
  • Schedule an appointment with Career Services.


Making the right connections is so important, especially during these challenging times.

  • Join the Alumni Association.
  • Connect with your fellow graduates, faculty and staff on social media.

Social Filters

Show your eagle spirit with these celebratory filters, perfect for social media. Click the filter you'd like to use to apply it to your picture. Don't forget to use #ERAU2021Grad.

A sample Facebook Profile Picture frame.

A preview of a Facebook Camera Filter featuring a blue corner and the words "Class of 2021".

Virtual Backgrounds

Stand out during your virtual celebration with these backgrounds for Zoom.

Simply click your favorite background below to save it to your computer.

Next, while in a Zoom meeting, click the up arrow next to "Stop Video" and select "Choose Virtual Background." You will see a selection of default option, and next to the Choose Virtual Background heading, you'll see a "+". Click to upload your selection and your new background is all set.

embry-riddle plain background with bokeh

embry-ridde plain background with bokeh

prescott campus aerial background

prescott campus background

blue embry-riddle background

blue embry-riddle background

embry-ridde plain background with stars