Given New York City restrictions on public gatherings, Commencement exercises were not held at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Instead, we will hold an online Celebration of the Class of 2020 on a new date, Saturday, May 30. Other year-end events, such as the Graduation Fair and Awards Convocation, have also been canceled.

Celebrating the Class of 2020

The Celebration for the Class of 2020 website will launch May 30, 2020 at 10AM EST

This is not a live event; the speeches are pre-recorded and can be viewed at any time after the launch date.

View the Celebration of the Class of 2020 website using this link:

The celebration will include student speeches and a performance, remarks by President Bronet, a Commencement address from honoree and speaker Neil Gaiman, and more.

If you would like to share a memory or a message with your class on the Celebration site, tag @prattinstitute and #PrattGrad2020 on Instagram to have your posts and stories featured. Look out for Pratt’s Instagram story filter and GIFs for more #PrattGrad2020 fun!

We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2020. Please join us!

It is important to note that the Celebration of the Class of 2020 is not a "virtual version" of our commencement ceremony and is not meant to replace the in-person event. We hope, however, that it will mark the moment of our graduating class’s completion of degree work, and honor and salute their tremendous achievement while we cannot be together. 

Graduation Pack

To help celebrate your achievement as a member of the Class of 2020, we will be mailing you a Graduation Pack with items commemorating your time at Pratt. 

The Graduation Pack will include:

  • A printed Commencement/Awards Convocation program 
  • A 2020 Prattonia Yearbook 
  • Prattfolio magazine, Spring/Summer 2020 issue
  • Commemorative merchandise from Alumni Engagement
  • Colored Braids (Cords) signifying students graduating with Honors and Distinction, Academic Award recipients, Student Involvement Leadership recognition, and Outstanding Service to Pratt Sustainability initiatives.

The Graduation Pack will be mailed in early July. 

Class of 2020 FAQ

Will an in-person ceremony be offered?

At this time we do not yet have information to share about the possibility of in-person celebrations at a later date, and we will not until we better understand the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic.

How will I receive my diploma?

Students who have completed all requirements for graduation will earn their degrees and receive their diplomas by mail to the address provided in your graduation application. 

I am moving, how will I receive my diploma and Graduation Pack?

If you have moved please update your mailing address in your Graduation Application through Student Planning. If you cannot access your application please email with your new mailing address. 

Will I still receive my diploma and Graduation Pack if I live overseas?

Yes, international shipping is provided for diplomas and Graduation Packs. 

How can I order regalia and other mementos?

To inquire about ordering regalia and other mementos please visit Herff Jones. 



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