Commencement 2021

Commencement 2021

This spring, the Babson community will honor and celebrate the Class of 2021. We have been working with student leaders, along with state and local public health officials, to plan a multi-faceted Class of 2021 Commencement celebration experience that is meaningful, fun and safe.

Registration for in-person Commencement celebrations is now closed. More information about livestreaming and digital ceremonies will be available shortly.

Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Celebrations

April 5–May 14

Department/Affinity Gatherings and Celebrations

Senior Week events and affinity gatherings are a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid. Calendar of Events »

May 1

In-Person Experiences on Campus
8:30 a.m. ET and 2 p.m. ET (check-in times)

Graduation moments including:

  • Procession in cap and gown
  • Multimedia program featuring:
    • Live speakers and videos
    • Your moment to walk across the stage, hear your name read, move your tassel, and have your photo taken (live-streamed)
    • Celebratory moments and a special welcome to the Babson Alumni Network
    • Multiple campus photo opportunities
Note: Morning and afternoon sessions are identical.

May 15

Digital Ceremony
1 p.m. ET (available on demand after this time)

Highly produced program featuring:

  • Traditional remarks from College leaders
  • Commencement address from Jamie Siminoff ’99, Honorary Degree Recipient and CEO, founder and chief inventor of Ring
  • Reading of names and photo slides for each graduate
  • Entertainment and special guest appearances

Class of 2021 Graduate Commencement Celebrations

May 2–15

Department/Affinity Gatherings and Celebrations

Grad Week events and affinity gatherings are a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid. Calendar of Events »

May 2

In-Person Experiences on Campus
12:30 p.m. ET (check-in)

Graduation moments including:

  • Procession in cap and gown
  • Multimedia program featuring:
    • Live speakers and videos
    • Your moment to walk across the stage, hear your name read, and have your photo taken (live-streamed)
    • Celebratory moments and a special welcome to the Babson Alumni Network
  • Multiple campus photo opportunities

May 15

Digital Ceremony
10 a.m. ET (available on demand after this time)

Highly produced program featuring:

  • Traditional remarks from College leaders
  • Commencement address from Albert Bourla, Honorary Degree Recipient and chairman and CEO of Pfizer
  • Reading of names and photo slides for each graduate
  • Entertainment and special guest appearances