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CLASS OF 2020 IN-PERSON COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

 CONFIRMED FOR JUNE 6, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

REAVIS STADIUM

 

Graduates will be able to walk across the stage and have their photographs taken, and we are continuing to work with graduates to make the event special. Due to the ongoing pandemic and health and safety guidelines and regulations, we regret that we will be unable to host DePauw Under the Stars or provide on-campus housing (in residence halls or houses). On Saturday, June 5th from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., there will be a reception for Graduates, Guests, and Faculty,  outside Stewart Plaza. The entire community – fellow students, family and friends, and faculty & staff members – can come together to celebrate the Class of 2020.

Nearby accommodations can be found at www.depauw.edu/about/campus/visiting/.

Barring unforeseen pandemic-related circumstances, an outdoor ceremony is planned at Reavis Stadium. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will relocate to Lilly Fieldhouse. Planning is ongoing and more details will be announced via direct emails to members of the Class of 2020 and on this website.

The commencement address for the Class of 2020 will be Sarah Herrlinger '94, head of global accessibility for Apple. 

Class of 2020 graduation regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) – color: black

If you did not place an order in 2020, regalia orders can be placed online or in the store at Eli’s Books (University Bookstore). Phone orders/payment will be accepted. Check your campus email for the order form. The deadline is April 2, 2021 to guarantee correct sizing. Phone: 765-653-0618 Website: Eli Books - graduation

Order Commencement Tickets:

Ticket link for the Class of 2020:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/148065595181

To access your two tickets at Reavis Stadium, you will use your six-digit student ID as your promo code.

To access your two off-site overflow tickets in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, you will use the word "Overflow" followed by your six-digit student ID (e.g. Overflow123456) as your promo code.

Outdoor seating update for June 6th:  We are now able to make seating arrangements such that all four (4) guests for each graduate can be seated in pairs spaced 6 feet apart at Reavis Stadium. No overflow seating will take place in other locations. All sections will now be general admission except for VIP, ADA, and Translation seating.

Commencement Events Schedule: (Masks are required)

May/June 2021                                                         Rehearsal Instructions will be sent via email

Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm          Outdoor Reception (Steward Plaza)

Sunday, June 6, 2021 – 10:00 am                            Commencement Ceremony (Reavis Stadium)

Link to live stream on June 6thhttps://portal.stretchinternet.com/depauwadmin/

 

Graduation Photos:

Photographers from GradImages will take stage photos during the commencement ceremony. Here is a link to DePauw's page for GradImages discount and early registration.


List of 2020 DePauw University Graduates with Latin Honors

 

 

CLASS OF 2021 COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY CONFIRMED

FOR MAY 23, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

REAVIS STADIUM

 

DePauw is working as quickly as possible to finalize details for the Class of 2021 commencement. Barring unforeseen pandemic-related circumstances, an outdoor ceremony is planned at Reavis Stadium. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will relocate to Lilly Fieldhouse. Graduates will be able to walk across the stage and have their photographs taken. Unfortunately, the ongoing incidence of COVID-19 will not allow us to host DePauw Under the Stars or provide on-campus housing (in residence halls or houses); please explore nearby accommodations at www.depauw.edu/about/campus/visiting/.  We plan to provide more details to seniors and their families via email and updates on this website.

Dr. Keith Kenter '84, a professor and renowned orthopedic surgeon, will address the Class of 2021

Although DePauw will not host DePauw Under the Stars for health and safety reasons, the university will host an outdoor reception from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm on Saturday, May 22 throughout East College lawn, where departments will have designated tables for graduates and families to interact with their faculty.  

Class of 2021 graduation regalia (cap, gown, and tassel) – color: black

Orders can be placed online or in the store at Eli’s Books (University Bookstore). Phone orders/payment will be accepted. Check your campus email for the order form. The deadline is April 2, 2021 to guarantee correct sizing. Phone: 765-653-0618 Website: Eli Books - graduation

Commencement Clearance Instructions: (necessary prior to picking up your regalia)

DePauw, like many schools, has a checklist of items that seniors need to complete in order to be cleared for commencement.  In addition to successfully completing your academic program, attaining clearance to participate in commencement involves four steps which can be done in any order:

  • Science Assessment (can be completed online on your own time, takes approximately 35 minutes or less to complete)
  • Senior Survey (can be completed online on your own time, takes about 4 minutes to complete)
  • Senior Survey on Writing Experience (can be completed online on your own time, takes about 10 minutes to complete)
  • Financial Clearance (if not already complete, you will work with the Business Office to complete)
  • Name Recording for use during Commencement (complete on your own time)

Each step is graded either "Complete" or "Pending" (sometimes "Pending" shows as a "-" or a "blank") in the Grade Book associated with the Moodle course.  You can find the Moodle Gradebook in the "Grades" section of this course and we will update the GradeBook on May 1 and every few days after that to show your progress. We ask you to complete all clearance steps as soon as possible but definitely before Thursday May 13th.  Upon completing the checklist, your name will be sent to Eli's Bookstore to clear you for getting your cap and gown.  If you have any questions, please contact Scott Spiegelberg.

 

Order Commencement Tickets:

Ticket link for the Class of 2021:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/146938502015

To access your two tickets at Reavis Stadium, you will use your six-digit student ID as your promo code.

To access your two off-site overflow tickets in the Green Center for the Performing Arts, you will use the word "Overflow" followed by your six-digit student ID (e.g. Overflow123456) as your promo code.

This will allow you a total of four guests – two at Reavis Stadium and two in the Green Center overflow.

Commencement Events Schedule: (Masks are required)

Wednesday, May 20, 2021 - noon EST                 Baccalaureate Ceremony - (virtual via DePauw YouTube page)

 Friday, May 21, 2021 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm      Commencement Rehearsal (Reavis Stadium)

Friday, May 21, 2021 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm          ROTC Commissioning Ceremony (Meharry Hall – invitation only)

Saturday, May 22, 2021 – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm     Outdoor Reception (East College lawn)

Sunday, May 23, 2021 – 10:00 am                        Commencement Ceremony (Reavis Stadium)

Link to live stream on May 23rd: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/depauwadmin/ 

 

Graduation Photos:

Photographers from GradImages will take stage photos during the commencement ceremony. Here is a link to DePauw's page for GradImages discount and early registration.


List of 2021 DePauw University Graduates with Latin Honors

 

*** To All ***

We appreciate your continued patience during this academic year as we have worked to plan special celebrations while monitoring the ever-evolving pandemic. Health and safety protocols will be in place for both ceremonies as per campus, local, state and national recommendations and requirements. 

For the outdoor ceremonies for the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020, graduating seniors, their guests and others participating in Commencement will be able to unmask while they are seated. Seating for Commencement will be such that students will be spaced 6 feet from other students and guests will be seated in pods 6 feet from other pods. Masking will remain a requirement for seniors, their guests and others participating in Commencement during the processional into and out of the venue and for seniors while interacting with the platform party to receive their diploma. Masking will be required for all indoor Commencement ceremonies and indoor overflow seating.

Thank you!

 

 


  Student hats during 2016 Commencement