The virtual Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 will include a celebratory video. We invite you to share any photographs, short videos, or screenshots that you own of members of the Class of 2021 or that document students, faculty, or staff engaging in remote learning or work.   

We also invite you to participate in the festivities by sending us a still photograph of you holding up a sign with a short (super short), clearly written greeting, such as “Congrats, grads!” “You did it!” “Way to go!” or similar, making sure that your face is not obstructed. We may not be able to use all submissions in the video, others may be used for the social media campaign, but we will use as many as possible.

The signs do not need to be fancy. Legibility is key, so plain paper with Sharpie marker or other very legible medium are welcome. Hernan Green and Tony Gallego help to demonstrate the “do this, not that” in the online photo.

Helpful Hints:

  • ​​Take the photo at a medium distance or close range.
  • Do not position the subject in front of the window or the light source. 
  • Let the photographer be in front of the light source.
  • If taking photos outside, find a shady area to avoid hard shadows.

​All photographs, videos, or screenshots should be Uploaded online no later than Friday, April 16. Tony Gallego ( can assist you if you have technical difficulties. 

​Thank you in advance for helping to “send off” our graduates with a positive message from CSI.

The Class of 2021 virtual Commencement ceremony link will be released on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 9:30am. However, you may watch the ceremony any time thereafter.

By Jennifer S. Borrero, JD