Rescheduled for Saturday, July 18, 2020
“It is still our plan and our intent to hold an in-person graduation for the 2020
class. Once we get confirmation from the Governor on large gatherings, we will communicate
final details with seniors. Caps and gowns are on campus and all seniors will get
them in time for graduation. Please know that based on regulations, there could be
a ticket limit for guests per graduate. The event will be live streamed for all family
and friends. We are looking forward to an extra-special celebration of our seniors and their families.”
President Jane Wood
April 28, 2020
Plans are being made for a commencement ceremony to be on Saturday, July 18. Time TBD
Each graduate will receive a limited number of tickets for guests. Plans are being made to ensure social distancing for faculty, graduates and guests. Diplomas and tassels will be sent to graduates who are unable to return to campus for commencement.
Dr. David Yost, a 1983 Bluffton graduate who worked with the CDC tracking the Ebola outbreak in
2014, will be the commencement speaker.
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There will be no Baccalaureate service.
If we are not able to hold commencement in July due to COVID-19, our back-up date will be the day after Homecoming, Sunday, Oct. 11.
Many of the traditional May Day events took place online this year in the weeks leading up May 2, 2020.
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