Virtual Commencement Ceremony June 7, 12 pm. Watch Here


Capping- May 16

Capping is one of Cottey’s longest standing traditions and not even a global pandemic can stop us from keeping our traditions alive and well. We invite and encourage all graduating students to participate in Capping despite our distance from one another.

On Saturday, May 16, post a 10-15 second video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok and be sure to include #CotteyCapping in the description.

  • In this video, be sure to show off that cap and gown!
  •  Include your name and the name of the people you’ve chosen to cap you.
  • We know you put a lot of thought into who your cappers would be and chose them all based on the special role they’ve played in your life, so please use your caption/description to tell us why you chose whom you did.

From there, it’s up to you! Maybe you chose family, and they can cap you in your living room or perhaps you chose your freshman, and you will have them in your video via FaceTime! Get creative and help us all celebrate this powerful tradition of support, community, and recognition.

Commencement- June 7

This year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we won’t be able to host our normal commencement ceremonies.  However, we want to make things as special as we possibly can for all our graduating students.  On June 7, we’ll have a virtual graduation ceremony.

We will honor you as individuals, and you’ll be part of a special experience on-line.  We are focused on celebration, being with friends, and recognizing your unique place in human history. The Class of 2020 will be forever immortalized!

Our wish is to create a memorable, uplifting moment for you.

We know nothing can replicate an in-person experience, but during these challenging times, we want to find a way to honor you and create a moment to celebrate. We want you to look forward with confidence, look forward to graduating and look forward to your incredible future! We’re delighted to welcome you to your virtual graduation. Congratulations!

How will you be recognized?  It’s all about you!

See how it works video

  • PERSONAL INVITATION – On May 24 you’ll be invited to create a custom slide and record a personal video message for all to see.
  • VIRTUAL CEREMONY {June 7, 12pm} – We’ll take your custom slide and video message and put you in the graduation procession with your classmates. On the big day, you’ll see speeches and then the procession. Invite your friends and family to join!
  • ALUMNAE GIFT – We’ll take your custom slide and video message and incorporate it into a StageClip. This is a 60-second video clip that celebrates your achievement.  Share it proudly with friends and family!

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