Graduation Information

Get Prepared for Commencement

Earning a diploma from Franklin University is a significant achievement. While earning their degrees, most Franklin students manage many responsibilities - full-time work, busy family life, community commitments - all while enriching their minds and expanding their career options through their studies.

To honor the graduates' academic success by the awarding of diplomas, the University conducts commencement ceremonies three times a year.

A joyful occasion, the commencement draws family and friends from all across the country and around the world to celebrate with the graduates. To make plans far enough in advance, the below information will answer questions for those who will take part in or attend a ceremony.

Upcoming Commencement Dates

Fall 2020 Commencement:  Friday, January 29, 2021 (virtual)

Amid continued concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Fall Commencement, has been transitioned to a virtual event and will be held Friday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. A link to the recorded event will be provided prior to the event.

Degrees will be conferred on Dec. 31, 2020 and diplomas will be mailed on Jan. 12, 2021. Caps and gowns will also be mailed to students who ordered them, so that you will have them prior to the virtual ceremony.

Spring 2021 Commencement:  May 14, 2021

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