School of Professional & Continuing Studies

Commencement Exercises

We’re pleased to host an in-person Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8, for SPCS classes of 2020 and 2021! Following updated state guidance and with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, each graduating student along with two guests will be able to register to attend the in-person ceremony.

  • Class of 2020: 8 a.m., Robins Center
  • Class of 2021: 11:30 a.m., Robins Center

We’re also pleased to host a virtual 2021 SPCS Night on Wednesday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Award winners will receive an email invitation to attend.

CommencementSPCS Night
COVID-19 Information & Updates

We continue to update SPCS-specific guidance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University is now operating in the Orange stage of our Physical Distancing Framework.

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