Summer graduates were celebrated in three commencement ceremonies on August 6 and 8, 2021 in the Howard Performing Arts Center. Two baccalaureate services were held on August 7 in Pioneer Memorial Church with Pastor Timothy Nixon delivering both sermons. The Summer 2021 Graduation Program booklet can be viewed or downloaded here and videos of the commencement and baccalaureate services are available on the Andrews University YouTube channel.  

Families and Friends Congratulatory Video

Composites of family and friends congratulatory videos were shown at each commencement service in lieu of a commencement address. As more videos were received than time permitted, edited versions were shown during the commencement service (one video per graduate with preference to family videos). The fully extended versions are available here:

Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Commencement Service (Friday at 5 p.m.)


College of Arts & Sciences; College of Education & International Services; College of Professions Commencement Service (Sunday at 8:30 a.m.)


College of Health & Human Services Commencement Service (Sunday at 11:30 a.m.)


Future Plans:

Andrews University is committed to holding a full graduation service in spring 2022* for all 2020 graduates and 2021 graduates, and their guests, whose commencement services were impacted by COVID-19.

*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.

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Spring 2021 Graduation

Andrews University conducted minimal, but in-person, commencement ceremonies for students who were eligible to participate in spring graduation, May 7–9, 2021. Pastor Wintley Phipps delivered the baccalaureate addresses and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity during the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary Commencement service. 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.