We are looking forward to celebrating our summer graduates in their commencement ceremonies on August 6-8, 2021. As yet, planning details are not available as we are waiting to see what can be possible in what appears to be an improving pandemic environment. As soon as a decision is made, this webpage will be updated and summer graduates will be notified through their Andrews email accounts. Thank you for your patience!
Andrews University is committed to holding a full graduation service in spring 2022* for all 2020 graduates and spring 2021 graduates, and their guests, whose commencement services were impacted by COVID-19. If summer 2021 graduation is also impacted by COVID-19, those graduates will be invited back as well.
*Subject to CDC guidelines and campus protocols in early 2022. If all is favorable, invitations will then go out to all eligible alumni. If it is not favorable for a spring 2022 celebration, another date will be chosen.
Andrews University conducted minimal, but in-person, commencement ceremonies for students who were eligible to participate in spring graduation, May 7–9, 2021. Students participating virtually were celebrated in a slide presentation in their respective commencement services. Videos of all four full commencement services, the baccalaureate services, as well as some special services are available on Andrews University YouTube channel.
The Spring 2021 Graduation Program booklet can be viewed or downloaded here.
Greeting the President
Because of State and University COVID-19 distancing protocols, in lieu of the traditional handshake with the President during the Spring Commencement service, graduates were invited to choose one of the greetings presented in the video below. President Luxton cheerfully responded in kind with the chosen greeting.
Regalia can be ordered at any time although rush shipping costs will incur for orders placed less than two weeks prior to graduation. When your regalia arrives, try it on right away to be sure it fits. If there are any issues, visit the Bookstore as soon as possible and they will facilitate any exchanges. Not sure which color hood or tassel to order? Please see our complete list.