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What a year it’s been! The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed your last years of college, and you have managed the changes with patience, creativity and resilience. While we don’t yet know what the state of infections or vaccinations will be in May, we are committed to celebrating you and your accomplishments.

University leaders are planning a livestreamed version of the General Commencement on Thursday, May 6, and virtual college convocations on May 7. An email invitation with details will be forthcoming later in spring semester.

In addition to the livestreamed event, we are hoping to get your input regarding what form an in-person, on-campus graduation event could take to recognize you and your peers if public health conditions permit such a gathering. Depending on the responses, we will plan a special recognition for the Class of 2021 based on the majority’s preferences.  Graduates of the Class of 2021 please see your UMAIL for the survey.


Thank you for giving us some guidance on what appeals most to you.  We look forward to the possibility of an in-person event to celebrate and recognize the Class of 2021. You have earned it.

The U Commencement Committee

Last Updated: 1/21/21