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Message from the Provost

Undergraduates: 

At this point in time, we anticipate that each graduate will be able to have at least four guests for the upcoming Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 8th at 9 a.m. We will continue to monitor the COVID situation in this area and evaluate whether you will be able to bring more than four guests. The ceremony will also be livestreamed.

My best,
Mary K. Boyd

Frequently ASked Questions

Students who have completed all degree requirements in May 2021 and/or December 2020 are eligible to participate in the May 8 undergraduate commencement.

Student who have no more than 2 courses (8 hours) remaining and who will complete all degree requirements in the summer 2021 semester should contact the Registrar’s office to determine whether they are eligible to walk registrar@berry.edu.

A final decision has not yet been made. The ceremony will either be held on the lawn of Memorial Library and Green Hall, or be held in Valhalla Stadium

Yes, the ceremony may be viewed at https://www.berry.edu/webcast/

You may also view the livestream on campus in Krannert Ballroom, Evans Auditorium, McAllister Auditorium.

Commencement attendees may park in any parking lot on campus. ADA parking will be available in a parking lot close to the event site. There will be parking attendants to direct you.

Graduate should arrive by 8 a.m. and meet on the steps of The Cage for a group photo (depending on conditions) and line-up.

All Berry College COVID-19 precautions will be in place for the commencement ceremony. This includes 6’ distancing between individual graduates, and between groups of family and other guestss. All attendees must wear face coverings. Graduates and guests who are currently in isolation or quarantine due to COVID-19, are symptomatic, or have had close contact with someone who is symptomatic or diagnosed with COVID-19 should not attend. We ask that attendees be mindful of minimizing their risk of exposure in the 14 days prior to the event.

The ceremony will proceed outdoors unless there is heavy rain and/or thunderstorms. The ceremony for graduates will move indoors to the Cage in case of severe weather. Distancing requirements will likely not permit any guests to attend in Cage.

Each graduate may bring 4 guests due to limited seating and required distancing. We will continue to monitor conditions and hope that we will be able to accommodate additional guests.

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