Saturday, May 22  ·  10 a.m.

Congratulations to Our Graduates

The 215th Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Commencement ceremony will be held outdoors on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 10 a.m. at the East Campus Athletic Village (ECAV) stadium for students only. A live stream of the ceremony will be available for guests. We are able to include all Rensselaer students who are eligible to graduate in May 2021, as well as August 2020 and December 2020 graduates, in this year’s in-person Commencement ceremony.

In adherence with Rensselaer health and safety guidelines, proof of a negative COVID test from Rensselaer is required, face masks must be worn, and social distancing will be in effect.

Student Rehearsal Recording   ·   Email Communications   ·   About the Class of 2021

Watch Live Events

Download Zone

Printable signs and digital graphics for your celebration!

Schedule of Events

A listing of all public events for commencement with dates and times.


Order your cap and gown, diploma frames, class shirts, and more.

Commencement Colloquy

A lively and thought-provoking panel discussion moderated by President Jackson.

Alumni Association

New graduates can take advantage of Alumni services and programs.

Share your plans for after graduation!