Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Virtual Graduate Celebration

Graduation is not only an end, it is a new beginning; the start of a new chapter in your life. This event is a celebration to help you reflect on all that you accomplished in the past, as well as help you look forward to your future. That's why SVSU President Donald Bachand will recognize our spring graduates during a virtual celebration Friday, May 8, 2020, at 5 p.m.



  • Welcome video
  • Congratulations and remarks from President Bachand
  • Message from Provost Huntley
  • Remarks from each of the academic deans
  • Recognition of all graduates, listed by college




Celebrate with Shareables!

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We want to celebrate you! Share your story and a photo on Instagram and tag #svsu2020 or email

  • Check out the selection of social media frames, backgrounds, GIF stickers, cover images
  • Show off your Red Pride with virtual backgrounds

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Grad Box 2020

Graduate wearing cap and gown

We will be providing you a “Grad Box” with all your celebratory items including your cap, gown, tassel, diploma cover, master hoods and honor cords if applicable. You’ll have the option to either pick up your box curbside at the SVSU Bookstore (dates to be announced) or have the box mailed at no cost to you.

Join us for the December Commencement Ceremony

In addition to our virtual recognition on May 8th, We hope to see you walk in the December Commencement ceremony in front of your family and friends.


Spring Commencement Questions

What is my $90 graduation application fee used for?
How will I get my cap and gown?
How can I get my stole from a department or organization I’m a part of?
If I cannot attend the President’s address on May 8 at 5 p.m., can I watch later?
How do I register to walk in the December commencement?


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