Commencement 2021

The countdown to Pratt Institute's 2021 online Commencement ceremony has begun!

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Please join us at 10 AM EST on Saturday, May 22nd

Pratt’s 2021 online Commencement ceremony was livestreamed on Saturday, May 22. A recording of the ceremony may be viewed below. Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Commencement Schedule

Opening Remarks

Frances Bronet


Pratt Alma Mater

Anran Mina Li
Bachelor of Industrial Design
(Industrial Design)


The Pratt Legacy

Bruce J. Gitlin
Chair, Board of Trustees


Faculty Honors

Kirk E. Pillow

Heather Horton
Adjunct Assistant Professor
History of Art and Design
Distinguished Teacher (2021–2022)


For the Class of 2021

Helen Matusow-Ayres
Vice President for Student Affairs

Zhengyi Ellen Ren
Bachelor of Industrial Design
(Industrial Design)

Xue Bai
Master of Professional Studies
(Arts and Cultural Management)


Conferring of the Honorary Degree

Dread Scott
Doctor of Fine Arts


Commencement Remarks

Dread Scott


Awarding of the Degrees

(Alphabetized by Last Name)

Presented by Kirk E. Pillow, Provost

School of Architecture
Dean Harriett Harris

School of Art
Dean Jorge Oliver

School of Design
Dean Anita Cooney

School of Information
Dean Anthony Cocciolo

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Interim Dean Helio Takai


Presidential Congratulations

Frances Bronet
President Pratt Institute


In Memoriam


After the livestream of the ceremony concludes, an archived version of the video will be available for view on this page.

Download a PDF of the Commencement program

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