Father Fitzgibbons speaking at the 2020 Commencement

2020 Commencement

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University conducted 2020 Commencement ceremonies on July 31, Aug. 1 and 2 in compliance with public health directives. Videos of each ceremony are available below.

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Doctoral and RHCHP Degrees Ceremony

7 p.m., Friday, July 31

Open to doctoral degree graduates and all Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions master's and bachelor's graduates.

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Master's Degrees Ceremony

8:30 a.m., Saturday, August 1

Master’s graduates for Regis College, Anderson College of Business, College of Contemporary Liberal Studies and the College of Computer and Information Science only.

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Bachelor's Degrees Ceremony

8:30 a.m., Sunday, August 2

All undergraduates excluding RHCHP. Previously planned ceremonies at 11 a.m,. Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, were cancelled and combined with earlier ceremonies.

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Want to attend May 2021 Commencement?

Questions? Contact Carina Kinsley at ckinsley@regis.edu.


2020 Commencement Program

Graduation cap

The program for the rescheduled Commencement ceremonies is now available.


Image of degrees at commencement

The ceremony

Due to state public health restrictions on public gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19, up to 100 graduates were able to participate in each ceremony. Masks were required and graduates were seated 6 feet apart.

No celebratory gatherings were permitted after the ceremonies due to public health restrictions, and to allow the ceremony site to be sanitized in advance of each event.

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Gifts and apparel

Regis gifts are available for sale in the Ranger Station bookstore in Regis Square (adjacent to Lot 6).

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Honorary doctorate recipients

The Regis University Board of Trustees has voted to award an honorary doctorate of humane letters to the following:

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Dr. A. Benedict Cosimi, Regis Class of 1960, is chief emeritus of transplantation at Massachusetts General Hospital. His long and distinguished career was built on groundbreaking work in organ transplantation. When he started medical school after graduating from Regis, he heard transplants weren’t possible. Yet he went on to establish New England’s first liver transplant program in 1983, first pancreas transplant program in 1986, first intestine transplant program in 1991, and the world’s first successful immune tolerance induction program to reduce transplant rejection in 1998. He was the 32nd president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and president of the 2006 World Transplant Congress.

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Father Sean Carroll, S.J., is the executive director of the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico. His work exploring a new migrant ministry in southern Arizona and northern Mexico led to the inauguration of KBI. Under his leadership, KBI serves migrants on both sides of the border by providing humanitarian assistance such a meals, clothing, first aid and shelter for women and children. The organization also gives presentations at parishes, schools and organizations on immigration-related topics, including the worldwide struggles of refugees and migrants. A graduate of Stanford University, he serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Francisco and on the board of Southern Arizona Interfaith.

2021 Schedule of events:

Master's degrees
9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 1

Doctoral degrees
2 p.m., Saturday, May 1

Bachelor degrees
10 a.m., Sunday, May 2