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Centre College will hold in-person commencement in May

DANVILLE, Ky. — The 198th Commencement exercises of Centre College, celebrating the graduates of the Class of 2021, will occur on the Festival Lawn of the historic Danville campus the weekend of May 21-22, with the traditional baccalaureate ceremony on Friday and commencement exercises on Saturday, followed by a picnic lunch.

A week later, Centre’s most recent alumni, the Class of 2020, will return to campus May 29-30 to hold their own in-person, outdoor commencement events, which were postponed last year due to health and safety concerns.

Complete details about these first major in-person events since the start of the global pandemic are available HERE on the Centre College website.

Current safety guidelines from the CDC and local health officials will limit guests to two per graduate. Proof of a negative COVID-19 test or full vaccination will be required seven days prior to arriving on campus. Even if fully vaccinated, masks must be worn and social distancing observed by all participants, who will need to register and undergo temperature checks while on campus.

All ceremonies will be live-streamed and available to watch on the Centre website, with recordings made available to graduates and their families.

In the event of rain, graduates will relocate to the Norton Center for the Arts for the ceremonies, with guests watching from satellite locations spread across campus.