Ceremony Live Translation

This ceremony will utilize Microsoft Translator, which performs real-time translation of speeches into up to 60 different native languages, for up to 1,000 people connecting with their Windows or Apple computer, smartphone or tablet. 

To access Microsoft Translator  visit: translator.microsoft.com/live/join/PQJGW.

How to use Microsoft Translator

  1. At the time of the ceremony, click the link above to launch the translator.
  2. Enter your name.
  3. Choose your language.
  4. Click Enter.

Disclaimer: Microsoft Translator is owned and managed by Microsoft. In order to provide real-time translation, the system uses automated translation which is not as reliable as human translators. Therefore, Temple University does not guarantee the accuracy of the translations. Due to the nature of the technology, you will not be able to see the translation of anything said prior to when you joined.

Graduation Ceremony

On Thursday, May 6, you will have the opportunity to hear your name read, to walk across the stage wearing your cap and gown, and to have a keepsake picture taken by a professional photographer. This year’s ceremony will be different than in the past, to be sure, but we’re doing all we can to make it special.

In accordance with Philadelphia’s COVID-19 restrictions, guests are not invited at this point. If those restrictions change and the university decides to allow a limited number of guests, we will let you know immediately. Additionally, all students participating must remain physically distant in accordance with health guidelines. All ceremonies will be livestreamed and available for families and friends to view remotely.

If you are planning to attend in person, please watch for more information from us about how to register. If you are unable to attend in person, an opportunity to be recognized during the live ceremony will be offered and details on how to participate virtually will be provided. 

More information about the university’s plans for Commencement can be found on commencement.temple.edu.

Please note, this ceremony is open to the Class of 2021 only.

Temple Commencement

Temple University’s 134th Commencement Ceremony will premiere on commencement.temple.edu on Thursday, May 6 at 11:00 a.m. In addition, Temple's Commencement program book be live on commencement.temple.edu on the morning of Thursday, May 6.

Mandatory Online Graduation Application

The online graduation application notifies Temple University and Klein College of your intent to graduate and allows the Office of University Registrar (OUR) to prepare your electronic online diploma; as well as, mailing a hardcopy of your diploma. To apply to graduate:  

  1. Log into your TUPortal.
  2. Click the Self-Service Banner link in the left column.
  3. Select Student, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete.

Order Your Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel

In order to participate in person, you will be required to wear Klein College’s approved cap, gown, hood and tassel at graduation. Academic regalia can be purchased in person at the Main Campus Barnes & Noble Bookstore or order online for home delivery. The deadline to order regalia online for home delivery is Sunday, April 18 by midnight. Following the deadline, the only option to purchase regalia will be to visit the Main Campus bookstore, Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm up until the day of Klein's ceremony.

Graduation Festivity Plans

Temple University and Klein College are working on plans to provide you and your families with the best possible experience on this special day. We invite you to participate in the following opportunities: 

Submit a memory or highlight

To make Klein’s graduation festivities memorable, we welcome you to submit your #TempleMade photo, memory or video message

Below are a few suggestions to take into consideration when submitting your highlight. We ask that you submit a:

  • photo, video, project, award, etc. that captures or represents your time at Temple.
  • file in its original, high-resolution format. Accepted file extensions include JPEG, PNG, PDF, MOV, MP4, MP3.
  • file with the name of the file to include your full name and major.

Please note, Klein will review all photos to ensure there is no explicit content. The deadline to submit your file is Friday, April 16.

Photo setting for those social moments

April 5 - May 6​
Atrium, Annenberg Hall
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Beginning April 5 and running through May 6 (Monday through Saturday only), we will have a Temple/Klein branded stage available in the atrium if you would like to take any photos with family and/or friends using your own device. Appointments are not required.

Graduation Photos

US Candids will take a photo of all graduates as they walk across the stage and an additional photo in front of a step and repeat upon exiting the stage. Photos will be posted online within one to three days of the graduation ceremony. To view and purchase photos visit uscandids.com. If you are unable to view the photos online please call 844-922-6343. 

Latest communication about Klein's Graduation Ceremony

Below you will find the latest communication sent out to Klein's 2021 spring graduates. Please note, separate messaging has been distributed to those approved to graduate and those who have been approved to participate and are considered "walkers" at this time.