Commencement 2021


Saturday, May 15, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Greene Stadium

William Jewell College's 2021 Commencement ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, in Greene Stadium, preceded by the Walk Around the Quad at 8:45 a.m.

In adherence to guidelines for public gatherings, this event is reserved for invited guests of the graduating class; however, we invite all to help us celebrate the Class of 2021 by watching the Commencement ceremony via livestream. Baccalaureate will be a virtual event.

Schedule for the Day

8:00-8:45 a.m. ► Greene Stadium Gate Open
Pre-registered guests may enter the Stadium from the South Gate. Guests will be guided to reserved seating. Masks are required indoors only.

8 a.m. ► Seniors report to Gano Chapel for line up

8:45 a.m. ►Walk Around the Quad begins

9 a.m. ►Commencement Ceremony, Greene Stadium
(Typically lasts 1½ – 2 hours)

Noon ► Regalia Return Table Closes
(South Gate at Commuter Lot)

In Case of Rain
If there is hard rain and/or lightning at 8 a.m. we will postpone to 12 noon for line-up, 12:45 p.m. for Walk Around the Quad and 1 p.m. for the Ceremony. If it is still raining at 12 noon, we will postpone to 6 p.m. for line-up, 6:45 p.m. for Walk Around the Quad and 7 p.m. for the Ceremony. If, on May 11, the forecast calls for Saturday rain, the event may be moved to the Mabee Center. (In that instance, each graduate will be limited to two guests each.) Baacalaureate will be a virtual event.

Please contact Susan Arbo, director of ceremonies and signature events, at (816) 415-7681 or at arbos@william.jewell.edu,