Grace College & Theological Seminary Ceremonies

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! 


Only guests with tickets can enter the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center (MOCC). Each graduate participating in the ceremony will receive four tickets to be used for your family and friends.  Seats for guests will be arranged in groups of four to allow distancing between families/guests.  Unfortunately, due to COVID guidelines, we will not be able to provide graduates with any additional tickets.

All guests of any age, except children age 3 and younger, are expected to have a ticket for entry to the MOCC.  Tickets are free of charge.

Live Stream - Each ceremony will be professionally live streamed for those not able to attend the ceremony.  The live stream will be accessed through the Grace website homepage or will be no overflow location on campus this year.

There will be no rehearsal.  Please click here for all the information you need to graduate from Grace College & Seminary like a Pro!

President's Luncheon for Seminary and M.A. Ministry Studies Graduates

Contact the Seminary with questions at 574-372-5100 ext. 6437.


2021 On-Campus Graduates Dessert Event 

Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Winona Heritage Room
Please join faculty and fellow graduates in an open house style dessert celebration. 
No tickets required.

Graduation Roses - Red roses will be available for purchase the day of Commencement at $25.00 per dozen.

Photos - A professional photographer will be taking pictures of each graduate during Commencement.  Within three weeks following Commencement, graduates will receive photo proofs by email and mail from our photographer.

Letter to the Parents - click here

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