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COVID-19 Guidelines

We are diligently making plans for live events that observe COVID-19 guidelines, which means that we will hold multiple commencement ceremonies. There will be three (3) separate ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, for 2021 graduates. All ceremonies will be held in Charles Field House. Graduates have been assigned to a ceremony based on their major and may not request to attend a different ceremony time.

Guest Policy

Each graduate may invite up to four (4) guests to their assigned ceremony. Guest seating will be reserved and ticketed. Student's ID numbers will serve as a passcode to log in for ticket reservations. Guest seats will be grouped in "pods" that are socially distanced from other pods. Guests will be required to follow health and safety protocols, such as wearing face coverings. To provide additional access, each ceremony will be live-streamed. There will be three ceremonies held on Saturday, May 15, and one for 2020 graduates on Sunday, May 16. The doors will open half an hour before each ceremony.

The Wildcat Warehouse will be open Saturday, May 15 from 8 am - 5 pm.
It is located in the lower level of the Gladys Crown Student Center.

Ceremony Information

If a sign language interpreter is needed, please contact the Office of the Registrar at or 573-288-6000, ext. 6330.

Ceremony #1

Saturday, May 15, 9:00 a.m. 

MBA, Accountancy, Business, Finance, Healthcare Management, Marketing, Sport Management

Ceremony #2

Saturday, May 15, 12:30 p.m.

MAT, Art Education, Biology and Biology Education, Biological Chemistry, Chemistry, English and English Education, Graphic Design, Health Science, History and History Education, Math and Math Education, Media Communication, Music and Music Technology, Nursing, Political Science, Public Relations, Religion, Sport Communication, Studio Art, Theatre

Ceremony #3

Saturday, May 15, 4 p.m. 

M.Ed., Criminal Justice, Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Legal Studies, Physical Education, Psychology

Ceremony #4

Sunday, May 16, 12:30 p.m. 

Class of 2020

Additional Ceremonies

BRCN - Health Sciences Pinning and Graduation Ceremony

May 7, 2:00 p.m.

The Crossing Church
48th & Maine
Quincy, IL
Tickets are required for admittance. Graduates will have four tickets each.


May 14, 5:30 p.m.

Limited seating is available, so graduates must RSVP by email to Each graduate may invite up to four (4) guests to baccalaureate through the same ticket reservation process noted above.