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. All December 2020 and Spring 2021 graduates have been notified by email of their eligibility for in-person or virtual participation.
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 28. No 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.
Please note that there will be no guests permitted for the special services or commencement ceremonies. However, a drive-in viewing area will be available–by ticket only–for guests of in-person graduates (The number of tickets will be determined by the week of April 12 and communicated to in-person graduates, and must be picked up by graduates the week of May 3). Livestreams of the various ceremonies will be available for family and friends, and the larger community, who will be cheering on these graduates.
In-person Graduates: If you haven't already done so, please order your regalia at your earliest convenience (see Helpful Links to the right). When it arrives, try it on to be sure it fits. If there are any issues, visit the Bookstore and they will facilitate any exchanges.
Please see the schedule for departmental and program services. Information will continue to be added as it becomes available.
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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