Spring 2020 Commencement

Physics Department Virtual Commencement Celebration

May 16, 2020   1 PM Eastern Daylight Time

Information for graduating students: If you are a graduating student in Spring 2020, you should have already been contacted by our undergraduate or graduate advisor about your participation in this event.

Information for friends and family members of the graduating students: There are two options for viewing this event live.  We recommend showing up a few minutes early (~ 12:50 PM EDT on Saturday May 16) to make sure you are connected properly by the official start time of 1 PM EDT.  We will be running a slide show of student provided pictures during the 10 minutes prior to the event.  The same thing will run after the event as well, in case you miss part of it.

  • Zoom Webinar: You can join the Zoom Webinar as an attendee.  That will allow you to watch and listen to the event, but you won’t be able to talk or share video.  However, you can use the “chat” feature to chat with other participants (both the other family and friends and the graduating students and faculty).  The webinar option also gives you the possibility to call in to a phone number if you don’t have an electronic device available.  Registration information for this option can be obtained from your graduating student.
  •  Live stream on YouTube:  You can also watch it via a livestream on YouTube.  This option won’t allow you to chat with those in the Zoom Webinar, but you can chat with others watching on YouTube if you have a YouTube account.  You aren’t required to have an account or any registration for the YouTube option.  Simply go to the link below with any electronic device. Please note that there is about a 30 second delay between the Zoom webinar and the YouTube livestream.  So if you are watching the YouTube livestream nearby somebody who is participating via the Zoom webinar, that is an important point to be aware of.

Sometime after the live event is over (likely within 24 – 48 hours), we will provide a link here to a full recording of it.

Watch the Event Live on YouTube at 1PM EDT

Physics 2020 Commencement Program

Physics 2020 Awards Brochure

Give Kudos to our Graduates