Welcome to the Virtual Commencement Registration!

Welcome to Strayer University’s 2016 Virtual Commencement registration site for graduates. Virtual Commencement is a website dedicated to celebrating the graduation of Strayer University’s and the Jack Welch Management Institute’s graduates. This year, students must complete their degree programs before registering for Virtual Commencement.

Important Note: This site is not the 2016 Commencement Ceremony Registration site. If you plan to attend a regional ceremony, please visit www.strayer.edu/graduation for more information. Also, please add commencement@strayer.edu to your email approved list or address book to receive important Virtual Commencement information.

Important Eligibility and Participation Information

To participate in Virtual Commencement, graduates must meet all of the necessary requirements:

  • Have earned an associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree in 2016 or at the end of 2016;
  • Have applied and been approved for degree conferral;
  • Do not have an outstanding balance with Strayer University; and
  • Have enrolled for Virtual Commencement by the registration deadlines listed below.

2016 Virtual Commencement Schedule

Register By Virtual Commencement Graduate Profiles Go Live
May 14, 2016 July 2016
Aug 12, 2016 September 2016
Nov 11, 2016 January 2017
Feb 17, 2017 April 2017

Please add commencement@strayer.edu to your email approved list or address book to receive important Virtual Commencement information. If you are an AOL user, please also add the following domains to your "white list": vc.strayer.edu/register and vc2016.strayer.edu

Student Registration

Please enter first, middle and last name as you would like it to appear in Virtual Commencement. This information is also to check for pre-existing registrations.

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Important communications about Virtual Commencement will be sent to you via email. Please provide a valid email address.

Do you have a 4.0 grade point average and would like to apply for the Featured Student Award? If so, Click Here

Graduate Information

This information will appear on your public Graduate Profile.

Current Residence


About Me

This information will appear on your public Graduate Profile.

Degree: Please note that Strayer University will provide the name of your degree program.

In my free time, I like to: (Select up to five)

I work in this industry:

I have ___ years of experience in my industry:

While earning my degree, my greatest supporter(s) was/were: (Select all that apply)

What I enjoyed most about my Strayer University experience was: (Select up to three)

The biggest challenge while earning my degree was: (Select one)

I plan to use my degree to: (Select up to three)

Now that I have some free time, I plan to: (Select one)

One word that best describes my feelings about finishing my degree is: (Select one)

Graduate Profile Photo

Let your family, friends and classmates see you. Please upload a photo that is:

  • A head shot of you (e.g., head and shoulders)
  • Professional-looking
  • High-quality (minimum size is 186 x 216 pixels)
  • JPEG photo file (Word documents, PDFs and PowerPoint files cannot be accepted)
Please note!

Limit the dimensions of the image to 300 by 600 pixels.

Maximum file size is 2MB.

Please be patient while your image uploads. It may take a few minutes.
Crop your photo

Click and drag on the photo to activate the crop tool. Adjust the crop area and press the crop button below.

If you are unhappy with your photo, click Try Another Photo to upload a new one.

Click Next to continue.

Your photo did not meet specifications. Please try another photo.

Review Summary of Registration Information

No photo has been uploaded. Photos are an important part of Virtual Commencement, and most graduates will include a photo with their Graduate Profile. Are you sure you do not want to upload a photo?

If all information above is correct, click below to complete the registration process: