We are excited to share with you that Hiram College plans to host in-person commencement ceremonies for both the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020 this spring.
Class of 2021 graduates are invited to a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15th. Due to the cancellation of Alumni Weekend, when we had originally planned to hold the Class of 2020 commencement, a ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held on Sunday, May 16th. Both ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m. on their respective days in the College’s Martin Field House.
In light of the current guidelines and restrictions, the ceremonies will look different this year. All attendees––including graduates, guests, and college officials––will be required to wear face coverings and maintain social distance. Only the graduating students and college officials will be permitted inside the Field House for the ceremony. Each graduate will be allowed to invite two guests to view the ceremony, shown via livestream, on the video scoreboard located at the College’s Charles A. Henry Field. Graduates will specify their guests when they complete the form required to participate in the graduation ceremony.
In order to comply with gathering protocols, the College has also made the decision to omit a faculty procession; however, each School will be represented by a single faculty member. The ceremonies will be livestreamed on www.hiram.edu to provide additional access for those unable to attend in person. The commencement program booklet will be available in a digital format for those interested.
Additional Commencement activities for the Class of 2021 include an induction ceremony for students named to Phi Beta Kappa and a pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students. A decision has not yet been made for baccalaureate service; however, interested students should contact Rev. Chris McCreight at McCreightCJ@hiram.edu