Celebration guide and program book

If you want to hold your own virtual graduation ceremony and celebration to mark the occasion with friends and family, look no further.

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 has postponed spring 2020 commencement ceremonies until December 2020. 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 at that time.

While the spring commencement ceremony is postponed, we still want to celebrate our students’ accomplishments! We’re recognizing them on social media using #UofLGrads 2020 and, at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 9, UofL will launch a virtual graduation celebration at We will use #UofLGrads2020 to collect and share memories and congratulatory messages on the graduation celebration site. 

Graduates, we know this isn’t how you envisioned finishing your college journey, but we will continue to honor your years of hard work, the knowledge you’ve acquired and the memories you have made at the University of Louisville. We are proud of the goals you’ve achieved and want to share that pride with your family, your friends and the entire community.

Save the Date

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2020! Additional details will be posted to this site as they are finalized.

Graduate School Doctoral Hooding and Graduation Ceremony

Thursday, December 10, 2020 

University-wide Commencement Ceremony honoring the graduates from August and December 2020

Thursday, December 10, 2020 

University-wide Commencement honoring the graduates from May 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020 

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

Cap & Gown, Accessories, Jewelry, & Diploma Frames

The availability to order your cap & gown online and it have shipped to you, has been extended to July 31, 2020. Students who order now and plan to participate in the in-person celebration will not have to place a new order. You may place your order online through our vendor, Jostens, at or by clicking ORDER NOW.

Jostens is offering discounts to our University of Louisville graduates on jewelry and diploma frames.

To receive $100 off college jewelry enter the promo code CONGRATS100 through July 31st, 2020. 

To receive 20% off diploma frames enter the promo code CONGRATSFRAME through July 31st, 2020.

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