RSVP Now Open

Submit by October 29, 2021

Wildcats, celebrate with friends and fellow graduates from the Class of 2020 as your name is called while crossing the stage!


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For the first time in 100 years, celebrate graduation in front of Old Main. Join us in-person at 4:00 pm on Friday, November 5, 2021. RSVPs for this event are now open. Tickets are non-transferrable and are required for entry. Additional tickets will not be provided.

Be sure to grab your own copy of the 2020 program! Note, the following terms are included in the 2020 Program: Fall 2019, Winter 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020.


Stream and relive the May 2020 Commencement Ceremony!

Frequently Asked

Learn more about what to expect at the ceremony this Homecoming. For additional questions or concerns not addressed here, please keep visiting this page for more information as it becomes available. Feel free to also reach out to our team.

Our team is actively in meetings to plan your celebration this fall in conjunction with Homecoming 2021, including an in-person celebration on Friday, November 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. This event will be open to students who graduated in Fall 2019, Winter 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Winter 2020.

Students attending the in-person ceremony will have the opportunity to have their name called while crossing the stage in front of the iconic Old Main building on campus in Tucson, Arizona. The ceremony will also be streamed live and recorded for later viewing.

Each Class of 2020 graduate is allowed to RSVP for up to four (4) of their guests which will open in mid-September will be shared via your CatMail email address. Please note, the RSVP system will ask for names of your intended guests as a means to communicate RSVP, parking, and seating information only. Please be sure to speak with each of your guests prior to completing the RSVP survey.

We understand not all of our Class of 2020 Wildcats will be able to join us in-person on Friday, November 5, 2021. We are working to ensure this unique Commencement experience is streamed live and recorded for those joining us remotely. A live stream of the ceremony will be available on this site and on the University's main YouTube account available at

Yes; we ask every student submit an RSVP for themselves and any of their guests if they intend to participate in-person. Those attending remotely or virtually do not have to RSVP for this event. We can't wait to celebrate you this Fall!

Yes; we ask every student attending the in-person celebration to please bring their regalia for the Friday, November 5, 2021, ceremony. We invite those watching remotely to join in the Wildcat spirit by also wearing their regalia. This is a celebration of all Class of 2020 Wildcats from all over the world!

Yes! Your protection and that of our community remains a top priority. We will continue to evaluate plans and monitor health conditions in close collaboration with public health authorities. If the pandemic worsens we will quickly adapt. Thank you for your continued patience and flexibility.

Visit the Alumni Association for the full list of the weekend’s activities.

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Freeman Medal, Robie Medal, Nugent Award, and Provost Awards are presented to top students at Commencement every spring.