Graduation Week

Commencement 2021's current dates are Friday, May 28th & Saturday, May 29th 2021

Congratulations, Class of 2021! Your moment has arrived! On behalf of the Student Activities Office we could not be happier for you and your accomplishments in your time here at Daemen. Whether this is your first time on one of our pages or your hundreth, we hope the following information revolving around Graduation Week is informative for you. If you are looking for Senior Week information, please follow the link or click on the blue box to the right of the page. Again, congratulations and best of luck in all your future endeavors! 

Before going any further... 

Make sure you:

  1. Have submitted an application for degree with the Registrar's Office.
  2. Have indicated if you are (or are not) participating in the Graduation Ceremony.
  3. Have purchased your cap & gown through the bookstore. Use this link to purchase yours online. (Currently the only way to purchase a cap & gown is through online. Stay tuned for details on in-person orders.)

If you need to do one or all of the following, please head over to and complete those tasks before going any further here!

Graduation Week/Senior Week Schedule of Events

Please note: Commencement 2021 has been scheduled for Friday May 28th & Saturday, May 29th 2021. Student Acitvities is working with a number of offices and departments to update our events being held the week leading into Commencement. Please bear with us as we update and create a memorable experience for our graduating students. Check back often for updates! Please direct any questions about graduation week to Michael Paglicci (

Friday, May 21st

  • Senior Week Kick Off
    • 4:30pm - 6:30pm | Wildcat Den

Saturday, May 22nd

  • Cap Decorating
    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Alumni Lounge
  • Backyard Picnic
    • 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Wick Back Lawn

Sunday, May 23rd

  • Darien Lake Trip
    • 11:00am - 5:00pm | Darien Center, NY
  • Cap Decorating
    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Alumni Lounge

Monday, May 24th

  • Graduation Photoshoot
    • 10:00am - 4:00pm | Executive Board Room
  • Cap Decorating
    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Alumni Lounge
  • New York Beer Project (NYBP)
    • 5:00pm - 11:00pm | Lockport, NY

Tuesday, May 25th

  • Cap Decorating
    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Alumni Lounge
  • Trustee Scholar Graduate Luncheon
    • 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Wick Social Room
  • Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society
    • 6:00pm - 8:00pm | Front Lawn

Wednesday, May 26th 

  • Graduation Breakfast
    • 9:00am - 12:00pm | Wick Dining Room
  • Cap Decorating
    • 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Alumni Lounge

Thursday, May 27th

  • ALHANA Ceremony
    • 12:00pm | Wick Social Room
  • Annual Excellence Awards Ceremony
    • 5:00pm | Lumsden Gym

Friday, May 28th

  • PA White Coat Ceremony and Commencement
    • 9:00am
  • Graduate Student Commencement (DPT)
    • 12:00pm 
  • Graduate Student Commencement (MSW, MPH, MBA, MS-non-nursing)
    • 4:00pm 

Saturday, May 29th

  • Undergraduate Ceremony (Accounting & Information Systems, Business, Education, English, Health Promotion, History & Political Science, Liberal Studies, Modern Languages, Paralegal Studies, Psychological Sciences, Social Work and Visual and Performing Arts)
    • 12:00pm | Lumsden Gym
  • Undergraduate Ceremony (Natural Sciences)
    • 4:00pm | Lumsden Gym