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

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.

Commencement Speaker

President and Chief Executive Officer of The Boeing Company, David L. Calhoun

David L. Calhoun
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Boeing Company

Read more about the speaker

Fall 2020 Award Recipients

Chancellor's Award — Class Speaker

Paige Swenson wearing her graduation robes and cap.

Paige Swenson
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. Paige graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Meteorology.

Ed King Community Service Award

Martin Kurkchubasche

Martin Kurkchubasche
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. Martin graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Science.


Fall Commencement Program

Fall Commencement Program - Accessible version

Spring Commencement Program

Cords and Awards Program

Cords and Awards Program - Accessible version

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 and display our custom Embry-Riddle banner.
  • Add a celebratory filter to your amazing graduation photo and share using #ERAU2020Grad. 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 #ERAU2020Grad.

A sample of a Facebook Profile Picture Frame.

A sample Facebook Profile Picture frame.

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

Find Your Individual Graduation Slide

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