Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2021

There will be two Commencement ceremonies:

Saturday, May 29 at 12 noon on the Campus Green for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the School of Communication and the Arts, School of Computer Science and Mathematics, and School of Science. Two guests will be allowed per graduate.

Sunday, May 30 at 12 noon on the Campus Green for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the School of Liberal Arts, School of Management, School of Professional Programs, and School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Two guests will be allowed per graduate.

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Events on Friday, May 28:

9:00 a.m. – Honors Medal Ceremony in the McCann Arena. Senior Honors students plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony in the McCann Arena. Award winners and registered guests plan to arrive between 10:45 and 11:00.

2:00 – Hold this time for a possible in-person Commencement Rehearsal on the Campus Green. Check back for updates.

The Day of the Ceremony

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of their Commencement day, graduates will report to registration tables along John Winslow Drive, between the Dyson Center and Foy Townhouses. Lines will form on either side of the road from Dyson to Fontaine. Students will need their line-up card and must be “cleared to come to campus” in order to participate in the ceremony. Clearance will require proof of negative COVID-19 status and completion of the daily health screening questionnaire. A Marist ID will be required to replace a lost line-up card.

Marist is planning a full academic procession into the ceremony site. After registering, graduates will proceed to the Lowell Thomas quad for line up. Students will line up alphabetically (in order of their line-up number) behind their school flag, six feet apart from other graduates.