Union Institute & University is pleased to present the 2021 in-person commencement ceremony to celebrate all eligible graduates from our undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs. This year, the event will take place in Los Angeles, California. All graduates from all programs are invited to attend. In addition, any graduate who opted out of the ceremony in 2020, AND anyone who participated in the virtual ceremony in October 2020 are invited to join.


Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021
Time: 2 pm PT


Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center
1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd / Redondo Beach, CA  90278

If you have not yet done so, please fill out this form to petition approval to attend.

Due to pandemic protocols, all attendees (graduates, guests) will be required to wear masks.

Please note: If you are unable to attend this commencement in California, approved graduates will be able to join the next in-person commencement in Cincinnati, Ohio in early July 2022.

2021 Commencement Keynote Speaker TBD




Each approved graduate will be allowed two guest tickets. As we get closer to the event date, this may change, but for now, we can only allow two tickets to ensure safety and comply with COVID protocols and precautions, as well as the venue’s requirements for large groups.


Bachelor’s and Master’s degree graduates purchase their regalia through the Herff Jones website. Approved graduates will be sent the link. Deadline to purchase regalia is June 29, 2021.

Doctoral degree graduates can rent their regalia at this same link or purchase custom regalia by contacting Deadline to order regalia (either rental or purchase) is June 11, 2021.


Please direct any questions to or 513.487.1165