University of Lynchburg announces dates for 2021 Commencement ceremonies


Ceremonies will also take place for the graduating class of 2020


LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – Officials with the University of Lynchburg are moving quickly to host Commencement for the classes of both 2020 and 2021 next month.

The university’s planning recognizes improving public health conditions and the increased access for vaccines but they also make mention that safety protocols will be in place.

Because of this, University of Lynchburg officials have said they will be holding multiple ceremonies outdoors on Shellenberger Field during a three-day period.

In case of severe weather, ceremonies will be moved inside to Turner Gymnasium.

Each ceremony will also be live streamed.

The schedule for Commencement is below:

Class of 2021
  • Undergraduate Class
    • Baccalaureate Ceremony and Conferring of Honorary Degrees
      • Wednesday, May 19 at 4 p.m. at Snidow Chapel
    • Commencement Ceremony for the Lynchburg College of Arts and Sciences
      • Thursday, May 20 at 9 a.m. at Shellenberger Field
    • Commencement Ceremony for the College of Business, College of Health Sciences, and College of Education, Leadership Studies and Counseling
      • Thursday, May 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Shellenberger Field
  • Graduate Class
    • Commencement Ceremony for DMSc Students
      • Friday, May 21 at 9 a.m. at Shellenberger Field
        • DMSc 2020 may be combined with this ceremony based on attendence
    • Commencement Ceremony (Except DMSc Students)
      • Friday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Shellenberger Field
Class of 2020
  • Undergraduate Class
    • Commencement Ceremony for Undergraduate and Graduate (Except DMSc) Students
      • Saturday, May 22 at 9 a.m. at Shellenberger Field
  • Graduate Class
    • Commencement Ceremony for DMSc Students
      • Sunday, May 22 at 9 a.m. at Shellenberger Field

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