SPRING 2021 GRADUATION - Update

Andrews University has made plans to carefully conduct minimal, but in-person, commencement ceremonies for students who are eligible to participate in spring graduation, May 7–9, 2021  

Please note that guests will not be permitted to attend the special services or commencement ceremonies. However, a drive-in viewing area will be available–by ticket only–for guests of in-person graduates. Livestreams of the various ceremonies will be available for family and friends, and the larger community. Detailed information on the services, tickets for the drive-in, rehearsal, regalia, Covid protocol requirements and more will be emailed from the Provost to graduates on April 13.

Upload a Congratulatory Video for Your Graduate!
A composite of congratulatory videos will be shared at each commencement service for both in-person and virtual participants. We invite you to submit a video greeting for your graduate here. Videos should be less than 10 seconds and preferably filmed in landscape orientation. You'll need to know your graduate's College and participation format (virtual or in-person) when submitting. The deadline to submit your video is Sunday, April 18. We look forward to receiving your greetings to your graduate! Please note that if multiple videos are received for one graduate and time does not permit to share them all, we will look to the time stamps and/or give preference to parent's videos.

Covid Protocol Requirements
Graduates who have been off campus during the Spring semester and are returning for in-person participation must resume daily Campus Clear updates no later than April 15 and return to campus for COVID testing on April 26 or 28No exceptions will be made. It is not necessary to reside on campus upon your return. You can download the Campus Clear Apple/iOS app here or the Google/Android app here.

Regalia
If you haven't already done so, order your regalia at your earliest convenience. When it 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. 

Future Plans
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.

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