Grace College and Theological Seminary’s annual commencement will be held over three separate ceremonies on May 14 and 15 this year. All three ceremonies will take place in the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center, 610 Wooster Rd., Winona Lake. Overall, the 2021 Commencement will honor 467 graduates, including more than 100 2020 graduates who did not have the opportunity to participate in a formal graduation ceremony because of the pandemic.
“The 2020 and 2021 graduating classes are the most resilient classes I’ve had the pleasure of congratulating as they walk across the stage,” said Dr. Bill Katip, president of Grace College & Theological Seminary. “Their adaptability and determination to persevere when circumstances were not ideal are truly commendable. I’m excited for the opportunity to honor them,” he added.
The three ceremonies will be divided among academic schools: Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. for the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Education; Saturday, May 15, at 9 a.m. for the School of Behavioral Science, School of Ministry Studies and Grace Theological Seminary; and Saturday, May 15, at 2 p.m. for the School of Business and School of Professional and Online Education.
“Having the ceremonies divided by academic school not only allows us to social distance, but it also allows graduates to invite four family members or friends to attend the ceremony,” said Katip. “We want this huge accomplishment to be something our students can share with their loved ones,” he said.
“I’m confident that the graduating class of 2021 will leave Grace well-equipped to make an impact wherever God takes them. We hope this ceremony provides a sense of closure as well as great expectation for the future,” Katip said.
Tickets are limited for the commencement ceremony, but all who wish to attend virtually may live stream the event on the Grace College Youtube page.
For questions or more information about commencement, please call the Grace College Registrar’s Office at 574-372-5100, ext. 6414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.