Class of 2021 Commencement Exercises
Wittenberg is planning to celebrate the Class of 2021 with a traditional in-person Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15, 2021, recognizing that we will need to be flexible given the ongoing uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ceremonies: As of now, we are planning two ceremonies, one at 11 a.m. and the other at 3 p.m., with time in between to ensure a thorough cleaning. Groups for each ceremony are currently being finalized and will be communicated to the respective graduates as soon as possible.
Location: To allow for proper social distancing and safety, this year's event will take place in Wittenberg Stadium on Edwards-Maurer Field. Following each ceremony, graduates will recess to our traditional Commencement Hollow for refreshments and additional photos.
Tickets: We can only allow two tickets per graduate under our current health/safety standards. Ticket information will be available at the end of April. Check back for link.
Seating Times: For those assigned to the 11 a.m. ceremony, all guests must be seated by 10:30 a.m. For those assigned to the 3 p.m. ceremony, all guests must be seated by 2:30 p.m.
Cap/Gowns: Online orders for Commencement materials will be accepted via the link the following link through April 14: Wittenberg Bookstore - Online Commencement Store
Photography: Each year, the University partners with GradImages, a leader in Commencement photography, to take photos for purchase of graduates receiving their diplomas. More information on this service will be forthcoming.
Please be advised that if state restrictions change between now and April 15, we will adjust our planning. At this time, we are only allowed to fill each outdoor venue to 30% of its capacity. Indoor venues need to be kept at 25% capacity, so we need to plan for the latter should weather become an issue. If the ceremonies need to move indoors, we will host each in our Pam Evans Smith Arena inside our new Health, Wellness, and Athletics Complex.
We will make announcements in as timely a manner as possible. We appreciate your understanding as we work to ensure the health and safety of our students and their family members, as well as the campus community.
From the Archives:
Check out this story about one of Wittenberg's great Commencement traditions.