Three commencement ceremonies will be held on May 14 & 15, 2021. Graduates will participate in the ceremony of their academic school - double majors according to the “lead” (first listed) degree chosen on the graduation application and blended students according to their “highest” (Master’s) degree. The schedule is as follows:
School of Arts and Sciences ǀ School of Education
Friday, May 14, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Doors open to ticket holders at 6:00 p.m., all should arrive by 6:30 p.m.
School of Behavioral Science ǀ School of Ministry Studies ǀ Grace Theological Seminary
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.
Doors open to ticket holders at 8:00 a.m., all should arrive by 8:30 a.m.
School of Business ǀ School of Professional and Online Education
Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Doors open to ticket holders at 1:00 p.m., all should arrive by 1:30 p.m.
Seating is first come first served and arranged in groups of four to allow distancing between families/guest groups.
By expanding our celebration in this way, we will be able to safely social distance graduates and their guests according to campus COVID guidelines.
In addition, we have invited the Class of 2020 to participate in this year’s commencement ceremonies, since they were unable to celebrate on campus last May. (The time to request participation ended March 21.) We will not be able to accommodate last-minute requests to attend or participate.
Of course, as with all plans in 2020 and 2021, our intentions are contingent on the pandemic. With the recent decline in cases and increase in vaccinations, we are hopeful we will be able to celebrate your accomplishments together!