Commencement Weekend Schedule - May 2021

Commencement
Commencement Update – May 2021

In the interest of the health and safety of our graduates and their guests, Lewis University has made the difficult decision to hold virtual degree ceremonies on Commencement Weekend, Friday, May 7 and Saturday, May 8. The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY, May 7

GRADUATE DEGREE CEREMONY
Format: Virtual
Time: 7:00 p.m. 

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SATURDAY, MAY 8

BACCALAUREATE MASS
Format: Streamed live with limited in-person attendance.
Time: 10:00 a.m.

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE CEREMONY
Format: Virtual
Time: 1:00 p.m.

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ON-CAMPUS COLLEGE RECOGNITION EVENTS

Each of the individual Colleges is planning small, on-campus recognition events in early May that will allow for graduates and limited numbers of family members to come to campus to celebrate with faculty and other members of the Lewis community, in small groups. These events will be announced soon by the Colleges.


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Education 1
Sunday, May 2 @ 3pm


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Education 2
Sunday, May 2 @ 4pm


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Justice, Law & Public Safety Studies
Sunday, May 2 @ 5pm


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Aviation 1
Monday, May 3 @ 6pm


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Aviation 2
Monday, May 3 @ 7:45pm


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Nursing
Tuesday, May 4 @ 7pm


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Biology
Wednesday, May 5 @ 6pm


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Chemistry & Physics
Thursday, May 6 @ 6pm


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Engineering, Computing & Mathematical Sciences (ECaMS)
Thursday, May 6 @ 6pm



DRIVE-UP EVENTS

On three occasions in April, graduates can visit campus to receive graduation keepsake items, including a Lewis diploma cover, copies of the Commencement program book, honor cords (if eligible), items from Alumni Association, and more. Drive-up events will be held on:

  • Sunday, April 18 from Noon – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 20 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

No sign-up or reservations are required. Upon arrival, graduates will be directed to the Lewis Memorial building.

Follett’s Bookstore will be open on the dates of the Commencement Drive-Up events. Shoppers can order items online and pick-up in store or they can visit the bookstore in person to shop. And as a gift to graduates, Follett has provided a special coupon to be used in-store or online. Hours during the Drive-Up events are:

  1. Sunday, April 18: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
  2. Tuesday, April 20: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  3. Saturday, April 24: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES WITH PRESIDENT LIVINGSTON

We have partnered with GradImages to take professional photographs of graduates with President Livingston at The Encounter monument in the center of campus. Appointments can be scheduled on one of two days (Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 25). To sign up for a brief on-campus photo session, please visit this GradImages website


DON’T FORGET TO ORDER YOUR CAP & GOWN!

You may order your cap and gown now by following this link.


BACCALAUREATE MASS

We have reached our in-person capacity for the Baccalaureate Mass. We encourage everyone to view the livestream of the mass on Saturday, May 8 at 10AM.

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VISIT THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS PAGE

For additional information and answers to common questions, please visit out FAQ page.