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Everything you need to know about Graduation Week 2021

April 26, 2021

Finlandia’s Baccalaureate and Commencement are this week on Thursday, April 29. Due to COVID-19, the traditional graduation plans were shaken up. Here’s a complete run-down of when and where everything is happening.


All graduates are invited to Baccalaureate Worship at the Finnish American Heritage Center at 3:30 p.m. prior to Commencement at 6 p.m. This is a service of prayer and blessing, specifically for this graduating class. Graduating seniors are invited to attend, with up to two guests. Space is limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please RSVP no later than Monday 4/26, so that we can ensure you have a spot at this important service. The service will also be streaming live via Finlandia’s social media channels.
Baccalaureate Worship RSVP: https://forms.gle/Bud33xsSPZ2RYSG9A


Finlandia University’s 2021 Spring Commencement will take place on Thursday, April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Hirvonen Health Sciences Building Auditorium (formerly the old Hancock High School). As a safety precaution against the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will be in-person but will be limited to graduating students, honor recipients, Finlandia faculty, and TWO permitted guests per student graduate. The event will be live-streamed and recorded for family viewing. Graduating seniors who plan on attending need to RSVP here.

The live stream will be available on the Finlandia YouTube channel or finlandia.edu/graduation.

Commencement speakers will include retired Fiber & Fashion Design professor, Phyllis Fredendall, and the 2021 Student Representative, Ramona Kuhn. The ceremony will also feature a presentation of Honors & Awards recipients as well as the nursing pinning ceremony.

Diploma Works

The International School of Art & Design Diploma Works reception will be on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and is only open to graduating seniors and their families.

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