Ceremonies

Friday, May 14, 2021

8:30 a.m. CT
Commencement Ceremony for MBA Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 from the Jones Graduate School of Business
(August 2019, December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021 Master of Business Administration Recipients)

7:30 p.m. CT
Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2021 Undergraduates
(August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021)

Saturday, May 15, 2021

8:30 a.m. CT
Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Advanced Degrees and Doctoral Students (Includes the Bachelor of Architecture and Artist Diploma recipients)
(August 2019, December 2019, May 2020, August 2020, December 2020 and May 2021)

7:30 p.m. CT
Commencement Ceremony for Class of 2020 Undergraduates
(August 2019, December 2019 and May 2020)

2021 Commencement Information

Overview
As shared in the campus administration’s April 12 announcement, we are pleased to be able to welcome families and guests to campus to help celebrate the achievements of the Rice University Classes of 2020 and 2021. In order to safely accommodate families and guests attendance, Commencement ceremonies will be held, rain or shine, at Rice Stadium this year. Graduates will be permitted to bring four (4) guests. Seating will be spaced out in these groups of four (4). Information regarding how graduates can claim their allotted tickets is available on the “Information for Graduates” page.

Please continue to check this website for the latest information. If you have questions, you can contact us at commencement@rice.edu.

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 MBA Commencement Ceremony from the Jones Graduate School of Business Graduates
This ceremony is for all Master of Business Administration students from the classes of 2020 and 2021. Eligible participants will be contacted directly by the Jones Graduate School of Business. Any questions regarding this specific ceremony can be directed to the Student Program Office at SPO@rice.edu.

Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
This ceremony is for all recipients of bachelor’s degrees (except the Bachelor of Architecture).

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Advanced Degrees and Doctoral Commencement Ceremony
This ceremony is for all Ph.D. recipients as well as recipients of a master’s degree, with the exception of the Master of Business Administration. Additionally, those graduates who are receiving an Artist Diploma in Music or a Bachelor of Architecture should attend this ceremony.

Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony
This ceremony is for all August 2019, December 2019 and May 2020 undergraduate degree recipients.