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.

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Experience Walden's Commencement Ceremony

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


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. 




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. 


FEMALE SPEAKER: Thank you, Walden!

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Future Commencement Dates & Locations

Year Summer / Winter City Venue Date
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
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