This May will be different than previous commencements. Various safety measures will be in place.

Millersville University announced today that it is planning four face-to-face commencement ceremonies on May 6, 7 and 8 this spring.

  • May 6, 2021, at 5 p.m. – undergraduate ceremony for spring and winter 2020 graduates
  • May 7, 2021, at 5 p.m. – graduate ceremony for spring 2020 and spring 2021 graduates
  • May 8, 2021, at 10 a.m. – undergraduate ceremony for spring 2021 College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and Lombardo College of Business graduates
  • May 8, 2021 at 3 p.m. – undergraduate ceremony for spring 2021 College of Education and Human Services; and College of Science and Technology graduates

“The campus community is looking forward to honoring the extraordinary achievements of our graduates,” says Dr. Vilas Prabhu, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Millersville. “After the COVID-19 pandemic changed many of our plans in 2020, we are now looking forward to honoring the Millersville University Classes of 2020 and 2021 by hosting in-person commencement ceremonies in May.”

All four of the ceremonies will be held outdoors in Biemesderfer Stadium, rain or shine. Various safety measures will include appropriate social distancing, limiting potential touchpoints and the requirement to wear facial coverings. Registration and tickets will be required for all graduates and their guests.

“While aspects of the in-person ceremony will be a bit different than previous ones, we are committed to holding a meaningful celebration. We realize that not all graduates or their families will be able to travel to campus to attend the ceremony, so all ceremonies will be livestreamed and archived for viewing at a later date,” explained Prabhu.

Additional information will be shared soon regarding how graduates will register to attend the ceremony and order tickets and how and when to purchase regalia. Millersville is anticipating an allotment of two guest tickets per graduate, but that could change based on the venue capacity restrictions in place as we get closer to May.

“Throughout the planning process, safety precautions have been at the forefront and will continue to aid our decision-making in regards to public health and safety and in compliance with government directives. If circumstances require, we are creating an alternate plan to host the ceremonies as live-streamed virtual events,” says Prabhu.

For details and the most up-to-date information, please check the Commencement website.

 

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