Commencement 2020 Information


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 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

2020 Graduates who wish to order a cap and gown can do so on our vendor’s website here. Please note that you will not be charged for your cap and gown, however, you will be responsible for the cost of shipping; please allow 2-4 weeks for delivery. Shipping rates are as follows:

Domestic shipping $8.00, international shipping $60.00.

*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