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.
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:
- Log into your TUPortal.
- Click the Self-Service Banner link in the left column.
- Select Student, Student Records, and Apply to Graduate.
- 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.
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.
- 3.25 - Klein College’s 2021 Spring Graduation Plans, undergraduate and graduate
- 3.25 - Klein College’s 2021 Spring Graduation Plans, approved participants (walkers)
- 4.6 - Details about registering for the ceremony