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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate School Class of 2020 and Class of 2021
Time to be determined
 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Commencement Ceremony for the Undergraduate Class of 2020 | 11:00 a.m.

Baccalaureate Mass for All Graduates | 4:30 p.m.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Commencement Ceremony for the Undergraduate Class of 2021 | 11:00 a.m.

Dear Members of the Class of 2020,

We hope you are well and embracing the new challenges of your post-graduate lives. 

Commencement provides us with an opportunity to gather as a John Carroll University community to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates with their families and friends. It is a joyous celebration that serves as a capstone to our academic experiences each year. Since March, we have deeply missed the energy and spirit that is experienced when our community gathers.

John Carroll University’s Commencement Weekend is filled with traditions that we all treasure, but we must acknowledge that this year is likely to be different. While we were unable to celebrate on campus with you in May 2020, we are pleased to inform you of our intention to welcome you back to campus and to have the members of the Class of 2020 walk across the stage on Hamlin Quad to receive their diplomas in May 2021. Our detailed planning efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all those who participate. 

Commencement celebrations for the undergraduate Class of 2020 are scheduled for Saturday, May 22, 2021. Our final plans will be determined by the status of the pandemic as we move into the spring, the prevalence of infection within our community, and mandates from our state government and health agencies that may continue to limit the size of gatherings. We anticipate the need to host all events outdoors (rain or shine) and limit the number of guests on campus to allow for physical distancing. Given these uncertainties, we must also acknowledge that cancelling in-person gatherings remains an undesirable possibility. For your planning purposes, we intend to communicate our decision for commencement by the beginning of April 2021. 

In the meantime, we ask that you complete this survey to inform us of your intentions for participation in commencement by Monday, January 4, 2021. Your response is critical to our planning efforts. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maura Jochum, University Event Manager, at mjochum@jcu.edu

We appreciate your resilience as we navigate the uncertainty of this year. Everyone at John Carroll is proud of you and grateful for your contributions to our community. Please know that we are committed to preparing for a joyous celebration of your accomplishments.

 

Yours,


Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, John Carroll University


Steve Herbert, Ph.D.
Provost and Academic Vice President, John Carroll University

Dear Members of the Graduate School Class of 2020,

We hope you are well and embracing the new challenges of your post-graduate lives. 

Commencement provides us with an opportunity to gather as a John Carroll University community to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates with their families and friends.  It is a joyous celebration that serves as a capstone to our academic experiences each year.  Since March, we have deeply missed the energy and spirit that is experienced when our community gathers.

John Carroll University’s Commencement Weekend is filled with traditions that we all treasure, but we must acknowledge that this year is likely to be different. While we were unable to celebrate on campus with you in May 2020, we are pleased to inform you of our intention to welcome you back to campus and have the members of the Class of 2020 walk across the stage on Hamlin Quad to receive their diplomas in May 2021. Our detailed planning efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all those who participate. 

This year, Commencement for the Graduate School Class of 2020 will be combined with the ceremony for the Graduate School Class of 2021. The ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 20, 2021. A specific time will be determined based on survey results (see link below) and communicated in the near future.

Our final plans for the commencement ceremony will be determined by the status of the pandemic as we move into the spring, the prevalence of infection within our community, and mandates from our state government and health agencies that may continue to limit the size of gatherings. We anticipate the need to host all events outdoors (rain or shine) and limit the number of guests on campus to allow for physical distancing. Given these uncertainties, we must also acknowledge that cancelling in-person gatherings remains an undesirable possibility. For your planning purposes, we intend to communicate our decision for commencement by the beginning of April 2021. 

In the meantime, we ask that you complete this survey to inform us of your intentions for participation in commencement by Monday, January 4, 2021. Your response is critical to our planning efforts.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maura Jochum, University Event Manager, at mjochum@jcu.edu

We appreciate your resilience as we navigate the uncertainty of this year. Everyone at John Carroll is proud of you and grateful for your contributions to our community. Please know that we are committed to preparing for a joyous celebration of your accomplishments.
 

 

Yours,


Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, John Carroll University


Steve Herbert, Ph.D.
Provost and Academic Vice President, John Carroll University

Dear Members of the Class of 2021,

Commencement provides us with an opportunity to gather as a John Carroll University community to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates with their families and friends. It is a joyous celebration that serves as a capstone to our academic experiences each year. Since March, we have deeply missed the energy and spirit that is experienced when our community gathers. 

John Carroll University’s Commencement Weekend is filled with traditions that we all treasure, but we must acknowledge that this year is likely to be different. With that in mind, we are pleased to inform you that it is our intention to have the members of the Class of 2021 walk across the stage on Hamlin Quad to receive their diplomas in May. Our detailed planning efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all those who participate.

Commencement Weekend 2021 is scheduled for Saturday, May 22 – Sunday, May 23, 2021. Our final plans for the weekend will be determined by the status of the pandemic as we move into the spring, the prevalence of infection within our community, and mandates from our state government and health agencies that may continue to limit the size of gatherings. We anticipate the need to host all events outdoors (rain or shine) and limit the number of guests on campus to allow for physical distancing. Given these uncertainties, we must also acknowledge that a virtual Commencement Weekend remains an undesirable possibility.  While we believe this unlikely, if circumstances necessitate such a decision, we are committed to making a virtual experience meaningful for our graduates and their families. For your planning purposes, we intend to communicate our decision for Commencement Weekend 2021 by the beginning of April 2021. 

In the meantime, we ask that you complete this survey to inform us of your intentions for participation in Commencement Weekend 2021 by Monday, January 4, 2021. Your response is critical to our planning efforts. The website is also open for you to begin ordering your caps and gowns.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maura Jochum, University Event Manager, at mjochum@jcu.edu

We appreciate your resilience as we navigate the uncertainty of this year.  Everyone at John Carroll is proud of you and grateful for your contributions to our community.  Please know that we are committed to preparing for a joyous celebration of your accomplishments.

 

Yours,


Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, John Carroll University


Steve Herbert, Ph.D.
Provost and Academic Vice President, John Carroll University

 

Dear Members of the Graduate School Class of 2021,

Commencement provides us with an opportunity to gather as a John Carroll University community to celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates with their families and friends. It is a joyous celebration that serves as a capstone to our academic experiences each year. Since March, we have deeply missed the energy and spirit that is experienced when our community gathers. 

John Carroll University’s Commencement Weekend is filled with traditions that we all treasure, but we must acknowledge that this year is likely to be different. With that in mind, we are pleased to inform you that it is our intention to have the members of the Class of 2021 walk across the stage on Hamlin Quad to receive their diplomas in May. Our detailed planning efforts are focused on ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all those who participate. 

This year, Commencement for the Graduate School Class of 2021 will be combined with the ceremony for the Graduate School Class of 2020. The ceremony will be held on the evening of Thursday, May 20, 2021 (not on Saturday, May 22, as originally scheduled). A specific time will be determined based on survey results (see link below) and communicated in the near future.

Our final plans for the commencement ceremony will be determined by the status of the pandemic as we move into the spring, the prevalence of infection within our community, and mandates from our state government and health agencies that may continue to limit the size gatherings. We anticipate the need to host all events outdoors (rain or shine) and limit the number of guests on campus to allow for physical distancing. Given these uncertainties, we must also acknowledge that a virtual commencement remains an undesirable possibility. While we believe this is unlikely, if circumstances necessitate such a decision, we are committed to making a virtual experience meaningful for our graduates and their families. For your planning purposes, we intend to communicate our decision for Commencement 2021 by the beginning of April 2021. 

In the meantime, we ask that you complete this survey to inform us of your intentions for participation in commencement by Monday, January 4, 2021. Your response is critical to our planning efforts. The website is also open for you to begin ordering your caps, gowns, and hoods.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maura Jochum, University Event Manager, at mjochum@jcu.edu

We appreciate your resilience as we navigate the uncertainty of this year. Everyone at John Carroll is proud of you and grateful for your contributions to our community. Please know that we are committed to preparing for a joyous celebration of your accomplishments.

 

Yours,


Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.
President, John Carroll University


Steve Herbert, Ph.D.
Provost and Academic Vice President, John Carroll University