Concordia University Ann Arbor to celebrate graduation in-person this weekend

Graduates jump for a photo on Central Campus, in front of The Chapel of the Holy Trinity.
Graduates jump for a photo on Central Campus, in front of The Chapel of the Holy Trinity. (Concordia University Ann Arbor)

ANN ARBOR – Nearly 150 candidates for graduation will cross graduation stage on May 9 during Concordia University Ann Arbor’s spring 2021 graduate and undergraduate commencement exercises.

The ceremonies mark the return to an in-person commencement for the university after the global COVID-19 pandemic forced celebrations online in spring 2020 and this past December.

To accommodate COVID-19 safety protocols, Concordia will host two separate commencement ceremonies this upcoming weekend. Each service will feature identical programs; ceremonies were duplicated for the purpose of allowing every graduate to cross the commencement stage to receive a diploma while adhering to coronavirus safety guidelines.

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Each ceremony will run for approximately an hour. Guests and graduates are required to wear a mask, and are asked to clear the Field House as quickly as possible at the conclusion of the service to allow for proper air filtration and sanitizing ahead of the next commencement exercise.

To view and download the Spring 2021 Commencement Booklet, click here.

Sunday, May 9—Graduation Ceremonies

Tickets and masks required for in-person attendance

  • 1 p.m. (Undergraduates)
  • 4 p.m. (Undergraduates and graduates)

Last month, graduates received an email with a sign-up link and were asked to register for one of the two ceremonies. Only two guest tickets are permitted per graduate. Friends and loved ones who cannot attend in person can watch the livestream.

COMMENCEMENT LIVESTREAM

All times are in Eastern time zone. The livestream will not begin until the ceremony starts. Check with your graduate to learn which service he or she is registered to attend.

Saturday, May 8—Gamma Class Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Invitation and masks required for in-person attendance

  • 1 p.m.

PINNING CEREMONY LIVESTREAM

The above time is in Eastern time zone. The livestream will not begin until the ceremony starts.

Saturday, May 8—Baccalaureate

Invitation and masks required for in-person attendance

  • 4 p.m.

A traditional baccalaureate service will be held on Saturday, May 8  at 4 p.m. in The Chapel of the Holy Trinity. In-person attendance will be limited to graduates who pre-registered and their two guests.

BACCALAUREATE LIVESTREAM

For more information about commencement speakers, and how you can celebrate online, click here.