Commencement Celebration

It’s time to celebrate the graduates of Drexel Engineering!

Graduates, congratulations on your achievement. And to family and friends, we acknowledge the support you have given to your student as an important part of their journey.

On June 9, the College of Engineering commencement was held via livestream. The ceremony included remarks from University President John Fry, Dean Sharon Walker, keynote speaker Anne Stevens, and our student speakers, Rasheem Clark and Zhengqiao Zhao.

View a video of the Drexel Engineering commencement ceremony.

Graduates and their families are invited to join one of the celebrations held by our academic departments. Dates and times, and links are available.

Share your kudos with a photo or video through the college’s online graduation message board. Also, be sure to use the college’s dedicated hashtag, #ForeverDragoneers, along with the University’s #ForeverDragons, when you post on social media!

Don’t miss the “Goodies” tab with printable materials with photo props and other celebratory items And don’t forget to share your pride with a Drexel Engineering Facebook frame.

Read Dean Sharon Walker’s message to the community leading up to this important day.

Words of Wisdom from Graduates

Schedule of Events

Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics CelebrationSun., June 63 p.m.
Materials Science and Engineering CelebrationTue., June 84:30 p.m.
Engineering Leadership and Society CelebrationTue., June 87 p.m.
College of Engineering CeremonyWed., June 910 a.m.
Electrical and Computer Engineering CelebrationWed., June 912:15 p.m.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering CelebrationWed., June 95:30 p.m.
Chemical and Biological Engineering CelebrationThu., June 108 p.m.
Doctoral CelebrationFri., June 1111 a.m.
University CeremonyFri., June 117:30 p.m
See details for the department celebrations.


Commencement Speaker

Engineering trailblazer Anne Stevens ’80 will address graduates at the College of Engineering Commencement.

Undergraduate Speaker

Rasheem Clark, a first-generation college student, knows that leaning on your support network can give you the strength you need to take risks. He will address the Class of 2021 as the College’s undergraduate commencement speaker.

Graduate Speaker

Drexel helped Zhengqiao Zhao find his passion in data analysis, and now he’s ready to help machine learning and AI revolutionize industries. He will address the Class of 2021 as the College’s graduate commencement speaker.

Land Acknowledgement Statement

The land on which Drexel University stands is Lenape land, and we pay respect and honor to the caretakers of this land, from time immemorial until now, and into the future. We openly recognize the Lenape Indian tribe as the original inhabitants of eastern Pennsylvania. Acknowledging this history is consistent with the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Drexel recognizes the historical links between the land on which the University sits and the Lenape peoples. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land. This land acknowledgment is one small act in the ongoing process of working to be in good relationship with the land and the people of the land.