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Commencement Information for Graduates

Frequently Asked Questions

How many guests will be able to attend Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2020 or Class of 2021?

Based on current state COVID regulations for commencement ceremonies, each graduate is able to bring three (3) guests to their in-person commencement. There will be no open viewing area. Anyone without a ticket will not be permitted on the campus Mall and will be asked to leave.

What is the schedule for the various Commencement Events?

The College will host a series of commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2 to accommodate all graduates within the capacity limits set by the state. The full schedule is available in Commencement Information.

How do I know which Commencement I will attend?

Graduates have been assigned to a commencement according to the academic division of your primary major, graduate program or degree. The full schedule is available in Commencement Information.

Will the Commencements be livestreamed?

Yes, all commencement ceremonies will be livestreamed so additional friends and loved ones will have the opportunity to watch.

What if there is bad weather?

In-person commencement events will be rain or shine. Ceremonies cannot be paused and then resumed. They also cannot be moved indoors. If a ceremony must be delayed in the event of a thunder/lightning storm or other weather event, the affected ceremony will not be rescheduled.

What is Baccalaureate?

Baccalaureate is a worship service honoring the graduates of 2020 and 2021.

Will there be a Commencement rehearsal for the Class of 2020 or Class of 2021?

We will hold a virtual rehearsal for both the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 on Thursday, April 29, 2021. The Class of 2021 rehearsal will be held at 3 p.m. The Class of 2020 rehearsal will be held at 7 p.m.

Where can I get my graduation champagne flute?

Stop by the BC Alumni Association tent at Homecoming 2021 Football Tailgate on Saturday, October 16 for your BC champagne flute.