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Commencement at Aquinas College

Health and Safety Protocols

Commencement protocols will follow recommendations from the health department as well as other campus protocols. We will provide more details about specific protocols soon.

We will also continue monitor public health guidance, and will provide updates as needed. To protect the health and safety of the members of our community, it is important that all attendees of commencement activities follow the event protocols.

Commencement Ceremony

Due to current state restrictions on indoor gatherings, the Commencement Ceremony will be held in Alksnis Athletics and Recreation Building. The ceremony is limited to graduates and the platform party only. Students are required to RSVP for Baccalaureate Mass and the commencement ceremony by Monday, April 26. The RSVP form was emailed to all students who have applied for graduation.

At this time, we will not be able to accommodate family members and guests at the ceremony. A professional livestream of the event will be provided. It will also be available after the ceremony for viewing any time.

Graduates will be required to participate in an on-site temperature check and health screening in order to participate in the in-person ceremony (if they are not already participating in Healthy Roster). Mask wearing and social distancing protocols will also be observed.

Baccalaureate Mass

Please note the following update (03/26/21): Due to current limitations on gatherings, we are prioritizing graduates' attendance at Baccalaureate Mass. Students are required to RSVP for Baccalaureate Mass and the commencement ceremony by Monday, April 26. The RSVP forrm was emailed to all students who have applied for graduation. Once we have a confirmed count of graduates who plan to attend Baccalaureate Mass, we will provide information about guests. All in-person participants (graduates, family, friends, etc.) will be required provide contact tracing information closer to the Mass.

For those who cannot attend in person, a professional livestream of Mass will be available.