’21 Commencement

Unique End to The Year

Thank you for joining us as we celebrated the Class of 2021. We’re excited to see where wonder will take you next and proud to call you Wildcats for Life.

A Wildcat statue is seen lit from behind against a sun-setting background of the Tucson skyline

May 11 - 18, 2021
Tucson, Arizona

Watch the video below to see how we pulled off one of the largest celebrations in modern University of Arizona history. Re-stream links are available for every May 2021 ceremony so you can relive every moment.

Relive Your Big Moment, Wildcats!

COLLEGE OF LAW

Streamed on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT. pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

HONORS COLLEGE

Streamed on May 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT. pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

COLLEGE OF MEDICINE-TUCSON

Streamed live on May 12 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT

COLLEGES OF MEDICINE, PUBLIC HEALTH, AND CAST

Streamed live on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

ARIZONA ATHLETICS

Streamed live on May 13 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT.

COLLEGES OF EDUCATION AND AGRICULTURE

Streamed live on May 13 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

Streamed live on May 14 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT.

COLLEGES OF ENGINEERING AND OPTICAL SCIENCES

Streamed live on May 14 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

COLLEGE OF NURSING

Streamed live on May 15 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT.

ELLER COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT

Streamed live on May 15 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

INTERDISCIPLINARY & BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

Streamed live on May 16 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT.

COLLEGES OF HUMANITIES, FINE ARTS, AND CAPLA

Streamed live on May 16 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - GRAD

Streamed live on May 17 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Streamed live on May 17 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.

VETERANS CENTER

Streamed live on May 18 at 8:00 a.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 9:00 a.m. PT.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - UNDERGRAD

Streamed live on May 18 at 6:00 p.m. PT pre-show and ceremony at 7:00 p.m. PT.


Class of 2021, be sure to download your copy of the program!

Keynote Speaker

Adia Barnes was introduced as Arizona's head women's basketball coach on April 4, 2016. She became the youngest coach since 2014 to make the Final Four and the first coach since 2016 to reach the Final Four in their first five years as a head coach.

She helped Arizona become the first team ever to reach the National Championship game after missing the previous 10+ NCAA Tournaments.

ADIA's BIO WATCH SPEECH

Headshot of the 2021 UArizona Provost Award winner, Enrique Olivares-Pelayo

Get to Know the Best and Brightest Wildcats at the University of Arizona

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

2021 HONOREES