Participate Remotely

We know it won’t be the same as walking across the stage, but we want your friends and family to see you on the commencement live stream.

Record a 6–10 second video (like a long Vine or a short Tik Tok) and send it to us. Show us your grad cap, do a little dance. If you prefer instead to send a photo, that’s great, too! We’ll play either on the live stream after your name is called, for the friends, family and classmates who are tuned in.

Use your Allegheny email to send the file as an attachment/via Drive to

Some tips for your video or photo:

  • Find good lighting! Natural light is best, either indoors or outdoors
  • Celebrate! Get your family or pod involved, show us your decorated cap
  • We’d like your image to reflect your environment, personality, or interests
  • Short and sweet for the video (6-10 seconds)

Bummed you won’t be in the crowd at Commencement? Consider purchasing a cutout of yourself to be included! Custom cutouts are available to order through April 10. They’ll use your supplied photo to produce a cutout that we’ll place in a chair during the ceremonies. Who knows, you might just get to “sit” next to Timothy Alden, or Chompers! This is just a bit of fun we wanted to include for the big day. Order now — artwork is due by April 10!