For Walden graduates, commencement is a momentous occasion—as it represents hard work throughout the years culminating in an event to mark academic achievement.

Held twice a year in January and July, the Walden community celebrates student success and accomplishment. Walden administrators, faculty, and staff, as well as graduates’ friends and family members numbering in the thousands, gather together to recognize the current class of graduates. Walden’s commencement ceremonies host a number of inspiring speakers, such as civic leader Benjamin Jealous, former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo, former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias Sanchez, and former Secretary of State Condolezza Rice.

Experience the excitement of commencement. Witness the pinnacle of academic success.

Commencement crowd

Experience Walden's Commencement Ceremony

Walden Grads Become Agents of Change
Transcript
[MUSIC PLAYING] PAULA SINGER: You have all done remarkable work, and I am confident that you will make a tremendous impact on the world. 

[MUSIC PLAYING] 

ZIAUDDIN YOUSAFZAI: The most important source of change is you yourself. 

WILLIAM DURDEN: You go out these doors as one people with diverse capabilities to solve common challenges. You go out these doors today as Walden. 

[CHEERING] 

MALE SPEAKER: Yeah! 

[CHEERING] 

EDNA ADAN ISMAIL: Now that you have become equipped with education and acquired that that you have fought for for so long from Walden University, go for it. 

[MUSIC PLAYING] 

FEMALE SPEAKER: Thank you, Walden!

Walden Spirit

Walden Alumni Magazine

Covers of the Walden alumni magazine
Read about the accomplishments, achievements, and impact on social change of our alumni around the globe.

Meet a Graduate

Dr. Angie Kovarik
Dr. Angie Kovarik cultivates student engagement.

Happy Grads, Walden Alumni, Share Your Story!

Help inspire students and fellow alumni by telling us how you are using your Walden degree in your profession and in your community.
Walden Social Community

Join Our Community

Join Our Community and Open a World of Connections

Engage with Walden's diverse community of future students, current students, alumni, faculty and staff. Get firsthand knowledge about what it's like to learn online at Walden.

Future Commencement Dates & Locations

Year Summer / Winter City Venue Date
2018 Winter Tampa, FL Tampa Convention Center Saturday, January 20
2018 Summer Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Convention Center Saturday, July 28
2019 Winter Tampa, FL Tampa Convention Center Saturday, January 19
2019 Summer National Harbor, MD Gaylord National Saturday, August 3
2020 Winter Tampa, FL Tampa Convention Center Saturday, January 18
2020 Summer National Harbor, MD Gaylord National Saturday, July 18
Man researching online education on laptop
Request Information
Request Information
Please use our International Form if you live outside of the U.S.
Please use our Domestic Form if you live in the U.S.
*Required Field
Academic Interests
Required
Required
Contact Information
Required
Required
Invalid email address
Please provide a valid phone number
Required
Required
Please provide a valid zipcode
Required
Required
United States
Additional Information
Submit

By submitting this form, I understand and agree that Walden University may contact me via email, text, telephone, and prerecorded message regarding furthering my education and that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt out at any time. Please view our privacy policy or contact us for more details.