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.
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.
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.Tags: 2021 Commencement, baccalaureate, Commencement, graduation