Commencement 2020 Updates

information updated as of August 4, 2020


When will the 2020 ceremonies be rescheduled?

The university community looks forward to when circumstances once again allow for large gatherings. However, given the uncertainty of the evolving global situation, we are unable to provide details on any in-person celebrations at this time. We understand how much this matters to you and your loved ones and will share information as soon as we are able to confirm details.

What does this mean for guests/parents/families?

We will email graduates directly with details as soon as they are confirmed so that they may inform others accordingly.

When will I receive my diploma?

Diplomas are scheduled to be mailed approximately 4-6 weeks after degrees are officially awarded by the Office of the Registrar. International mail requires an additional 1-2 week delivery time. Please note that this time frame is an estimate and is subject to change due to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Graduates will be provided advance notice when diplomas are being mailed. Diplomas are not available for pick up on campus.

For more information about diplomas click here.

How do I update my diploma mailing address?

If you need to edit your diploma mailing address, you can do so by logging into myNortheastern > Services & Links > Degree Enrollment & Graduation box > View Application to Graduate. Corrections to your diploma mailing address will ensure delivery of your diploma to this location. Be sure to confirm that an accurate postal code (domestic or international) is entered for the mailing address; it is required and cannot be mailed without it.  If you choose an international mailing address, an international phone number is required. The international phone number provided can be viewed on myNortheastern under View Application to Graduate. If you need to update or add an international phone number please email with your name, NUID, and international phone number. Your diploma cannot be mailed until the international phone number is received. Please note that address changes must be received 2 weeks prior to your conferral date.

How do I order the Class of 2020 Yearbook?

Visit to order your class of 2020 yearbook and senior ads.

Use order number 17665 or search for Northeastern University.

For more information about Yearbooks, please contact

Caps & Gowns

If you are a 2020 graduate and would like a cap and gown sent to you at this time, we are able to accommodate your request. Please email us at Please include your student ID number, height information and current mailing address. Please allow 2 – 4 weeks to receive the cap and gown. Also be aware that if you choose to order a cap and gown now, you are responsible for bringing it with you to the rescheduled in-person ceremony if you choose to attend.
*If you are a student in the College of Professional Studies please email them at

Please email us with any further questions or concerns at

2020 D’Amore-McKim School of Business Virtual Celebration

Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Log in information will be provided to registered students which they may forward to their guests.