Notre Dame News | February 4, 2021
In a message today to the University of Notre Dame community, President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., provided updates on the University Commencement Ceremonies in May for the classes of 2020 and 2021, as well as for alumni reunions in June.
In consultation with local public health officials and based on current projections, the University is planning for in-person commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 on the weekend of May 21 to 23, as previously scheduled.
“We believe at this time that it will be possible to safely host these events — with some modifications, of course — with and for our graduates, who will have been on campus all semester and therefore subject to regular surveillance testing and the many other public health protocols that are in place,” Father Jenkins wrote, adding that the University will assess the situation as the date draws closer.
At this time, the hope is to welcome a limited number of family members and other guests to the ceremonies, subject to public health guidance closer to the date. Family members and friends unable to attend in person will be able to watch the ceremony online. More information will be available in coming weeks on the University’s commencement website.
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