Statement Regarding Postponing May 2020 Commencement


The health and safety of our students, their families, and our community are of utmost concern. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and following the guidance from the CDC regarding social distancing and large events and mass gatherings, the University of Louisville will postpone the Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies until December 2020. Let us be clear, the date for spring degree conferral remains May 9, 2020, and students approved to graduate this spring will be awarded the degrees and certificates they have earned.

For those students who have ordered their caps & gowns, Jostens will cancel these orders and the credit card used to pay for the order will be automatically refunded.

We know that this is disappointing for our students who have worked to complete their degrees, as well as for their families. Please know that we are proud of you and look forward to celebrating your accomplishment when it is safe to do so.  

Once we have finalized the details regarding December 2020 Commencement, the commencement website will be updated, and you will be notified. We look forward to celebrating your academic accomplishments during the December 2020 Commencement ceremonies.  

 Information related to December 2020 Commencement will be updated and posted to this website as it becomes available. 

Commencement Staff

Registrar's Office

Houchens Building

Room LL 31

Belknap Campus

Office Hours

M-F, 9 AM to 5 PM

No holiday hours


(502) 852-6528

FAX (502) 852-7088