Commencement 2021

YSN will be celebrating its 95th Commencement on Friday, May 21, 2021. Further information will be posted as the University sets plans for the annual celebration. Click here to link to the Yale University Commencement website.

2021 Commencement Communications

Celebrating the Class of 2020

We regret that we are not able to welcome the 2020 graduates back to campus at this time, but we look forward to doing so at a future date. We will share more information in the near future. To view the 2020 virtual celebration, please click here.

Yale Celebrations

Please visit the university’s commencement website for up-to-date information on university-wide celebrations.


Your diploma will be mailed to you on or after June 4th by the University Registrar’s Office. Go to the Commencement tab in Student Information Systems (SIS) and select the Diploma Information tile – there, you will be able to make updates to your diploma email (personal email) and diploma mailing address and diploma name. Please note that everyone should confirm their diploma email, name and address. This year, the diploma package will also include a diploma, diploma translation, and certificate of graduation. Requests for name change must be submitted before May 1, 2021.

All students should enter a diploma address that will be valid for at least 8 weeks after June 4th. Failure to enter a diploma address by June 2nd will result in your diploma not being mailed in the initial round of graduation mailers and will need to be requested thru the following website and associated form:


The form to order caps and gowns is now open. Student caps and gowns must be ordered by April 13 and will be available for pick-up on campus in May. There is also an option to have the cap and gown shipped to your home address. 

If DNP students would like to purchase custom Yale academic regalia, you can do so on the Oak Hall website (