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An aerial view of Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium during Commencement 2021. Graduates sit on the field in chairs facing a stage.


Congratulations, Class of 2021! 

Bucknell University celebrated its 171st Commencement on Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Three ceremonies were held throughout the day to allow for adequate social distancing. Explore photos, videos, speeches and more from the ceremonies below. 

Read a recap of the ceremonies

Bucknell's 172nd Commencement is scheduled for Sunday, May 22, 2022, on Malesardi Quadrangle.

Bucknell also remains committed to celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2020. The University is working to gather feedback from Class of 2020 students on their preferred format for celebration.

Commencement 2021 Highlights

Watch Full Commencement 2021 Ceremonies

To jump to a ceremony, click the playlist icon at the top right and select the video you want to watch.

  • Ceremony 1, 8:30 a.m.: College of Arts & Sciences, Bachelor of Arts (Last Name A–M)
  • Ceremony 2, 1 p.m.: College of Arts & Sciences, Bachelor of Arts (Last Name N–Z), Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Music
  • Ceremony 3, 5:30 p.m.: College of Engineering, Freeman College of Management, Graduate Studies

Commencement Jumbotron Trivia Video

Commencement 2021 Photos

Bucknell's Chaplains Offer Blessings for the Class of 2021

Student with diploma during Commencement 2021

Congratulations, 2021 Parents!

Honor your graduate and their accomplishments by making a gift to Bucknell. You can choose to make a gift in honor of someone who has made an impact on your student at Bucknell. This may be a professor, a coach, a campus employee or a fellow student.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Details



Commencement Hotline: 570-577-1192


Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.