Together Again

Class of 2020 Celebration

Thank for you for coming together, as one Wildcat Family, to give the Class of 2020 the send-off they deserve. Congratulations, graduates! Bear Down, Go Cats!

Photo of a graduate making the Wildcat symbol with her hand while wearing graduation regalia

November 5, 2021
Old Main, Tucson

Relive the excitement of the Class of 2020 celebration as the University welcomed graduates and their guests for an unforgettable experience at Old Main for the first time in over 100 years!

Wildcats, Together Again!


Class of 2020, be sure to download your copy of the program!

Keynote Speaker

Alison Levine has made a career out of breaking boundaries and inspiring others to achieve more than they ever thought possible.

A history-making polar explorer and mountaineer, she served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South poles – a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than 20 people in the world have achieved.

ALISON's BIO

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 arizona.edu/live

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.

Headshot of a student in regalia as they smile towards the camera holding their cap

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

2020 HONOREES