2020 was indeed a difficult year, but now it is 2021 and we believe it is time to celebrate our hardworking students and their amazing achievements.

To celebrate and joyfully recognize your accomplishments, we set a goal to celebrate each class in ceremonies in-person on campus.

To celebrate and joyfully recognize your accomplishments, we set a goal to celebrate each class in ceremonies in-person on campus.

East Stroudsburg University is planning in-person May commencement ceremonies at the Eiler-Martin Stadium for spring 2021 graduates. An in-person commencement ceremony is a momentous occasion for our students and their families. ESU is planning for opportunities to gather in person as the preferred option to recognize the many accomplishments of our 2021 graduates.

With virtual ceremonies having served as the first step in recognizing the academic achievements of members of the Class of 2020 (includes graduates from spring, summer, and fall), the University also plans to invite recent graduates and their guests back for an in-person gathering.

Given ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all graduates will receive two (2) tickets for guests.  All ceremonies will be live streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Assuming the public health conditions allow us to hold large gatherings, the following commencement dates are currently on hold.

East Stroudsburg University is planning in-person May commencement ceremonies at the Eiler-Martin Stadium for spring 2021 graduates. An in-person commencement ceremony is a momentous occasion for our students and their families. ESU is planning for opportunities to gather in person as the preferred option to recognize the many accomplishments of our 2021 graduates.

With virtual ceremonies having served as the first step in recognizing the academic achievements of members of the Class of 2020 (includes graduates from spring, summer, and fall), the University also plans to invite recent graduates and their guests back for an in-person gathering.

Given ongoing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all graduates will receive two (2) tickets for guests.  All ceremonies will be live streamed and recorded for later viewing.

Assuming the public health conditions allow us to hold large gatherings, the following commencement dates are currently on hold.

Commencement Dates

Due to CDC and PA Department of Heath guidelines, times are subject to change.

All dates are rain or shine. However when severe weather issues are announced which include safety factors, an event is cancelled.

Doctoral Degree Students - Classes of 2020 and 2021

College Date/Time Estimate
All Colleges
Location: Abeloff Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, April 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

Bachelor's and Master's Degree Students - Class of 2020

College Date/Time Estimate
All Colleges
Location: Eiler-Martin Stadium
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 9:00 a.m.

Bachelor's and Master's Degree Students - Class of 2021

College Date/Time Estimate
Arts & Sciences
Location: Eiler-Martin Stadium
Friday, May 7, 2021, 5:00 p.m.
Health Sciences
Location: Eiler-Martin Stadium
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:00 a.m.
Business & Management
Location: Eiler-Martin Stadium
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Education
Location: Eiler-Martin Stadium
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m.

For assistance or special accommodations, please contact graduation@esu.edu or (570) 422-2815. Accommodations may include, but are not limited to, services for physical, cognitive, visual or auditory assistance.

Contact Us

Any questions concerning commencement and graduation can be directed to graduation@esu.edu or (570) 422-2815.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Zimbar-Liljenstein Hall
Phone:
(570) 422-2861
Fax:
(570) 422-2849 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Assistant Registrar/Graduation Services, Student Enrollment Center
Name
Milagros Casillas