Spring 2021 Commencement Information

Congratulations, Graduates!

We are pleased to announce that Youngstown State University is planning in-person commencements for Spring 2021 graduates and a belated graduation celebration for 2020 graduates!

“With cases of COVID-19 on the decline and the rapid expansion of vaccinations, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to once again gather together to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our graduates,” YSU President Jim Tressel said. 

The ceremonies will be in Stambaugh Stadium and are open to graduates, family and friends. No tickets are required. All pandemic protocols, such as masks and social distancing, will be in place at the stadium. 

  • 6 p.m. Friday, May 7. All Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates are invited back to campus for an in-person commencement celebration in Stambaugh Stadium. All 2020 commencements were held virtually and not in-person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 graduates are asked to RSVP by Friday, March 26.
  • Saturday, May 8. Spring 2021 graduation will also be held in person at Stambaugh Stadium. Graduates are asked to RSVP by Friday, March 26. Graduation will take place as follows: 
    • 9 a.m., Cliffe College of Creative Arts; College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Williamson College of Business Administration 
    • 3 p.m., Beeghly College of Liberal Arts, Social Sciences and Education; Bitonte College of Health and Human Services. 

2020 Graduates (Spring, Summer and Fall)

2021 Graduates


Note: As is the case with all commencements, diplomas will be mailed six to eight weeks after the graduation date. You will receive tracking information via your YSU email address when your diploma has been shipped