Dates and Times  Announced

  • Friday, May 21, 2021 at 1 p.m.
    • Students who graduated in August 2019, December 2019, and May 2020 
    • The ceremony will be live-streamed, please check back closer to the date for the link.
  • Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 11 a.m.
    • Students who graduated in August 2020, December 2020 and will graduate in May 2021
    • The ceremony will be live-streamed, please check back closer to the date for the link.


  • The last day to request tickets is May 10, 2021

  • The maximum number of tickets is 2 per graduate

  • Tickets will be emailed no later than May 19, 2021

  • Class of 2020 - Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1 pm
  • Class of 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 11 am

Absentee Celebration

  • Class of 2020 - Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1 pm
  • Class of 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 11 am
    • August 2020 and December 2020 graduates as well as candidates for May 2021
    • Class of 2021 absentee recognition submission:


List of Candidates

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021: Lincoln University honors and recognizes the achievements of its students.

2021 Graduates: Submit your Info for Photo Gallery Today

To the graduates of Lincoln University: Congratulations!

 We honor you and your accomplishments and wish to recognize your achievements through a class photo gallery to be posted on the University’s website and social media channels. 

Cap and Gown

It is time to order your academic regalia—cap and gown—for Commencement. We are working directly with an external vendor, Herff Jones, who will collect your personal information via the webform below and then mail your regalia to your home. Please have your height, weight, and mailing address ready, then navigate to the order link below. This is for main campus students only. If you are a SACE student be sure your information is accurate with SACE Student Services. 

  • Who is Eligible: 2021 candidates and 2020 graduates who did not order a cap/gown last year.
  • Herff Jones will mail caps/gowns for main campus students only.  SACE students should contact Ms. Lea at the University City location for caps/gowns.
    • Cost: Free, as it is already included in your graduation fee. The deadline is April 26, 2021, to order.  

This is the regalia that is required to be worn to participate. Please take care not to lose it, as there will be a fee for replacement regalia.

Questions? Contact

2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degrees

Benjamin Crump

Renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump will speak at the 161st Commencement. Selected for this honor by the faculty and approved by the Board of Trustees, Crump will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws. 

Three recipients will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees: Nelson Henry Jr. (posthumously), Dr. Leonard Bethel, and Emery Wimbish.

Read more


Class of 2020: Top of the Class Honors 


Congratulations to Lincoln University's Class of 2020 valedictorian Jordyn Adams-Morris and salutatorian Daliso Talimi. 


  + Baccalaureate/Commencement Rehearsal

Please check back for updated information. 


  + Commencement

Please check back for updated information. 


  + Rain Locations

Please check back for updated 2021 information. 

The following indoor locations will be available for guests to view Commencement. 

  • Student Union Building (Multi-Purpose Room)
  • Grim Auditorium
  • Ware Theater
  • Wellness Dining
  • Wellness Auditorium
  • ICC Auditorium