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Commencement

Class of 2021 Commencement

Commencement plans for the Class of 2021 are in progress. If you have questions, please contact Cameron M. Womack, executive assistant to the president, at cameron.womack@lr.edu.

May 6, 2021  -  Columbia Commencement (Time TBD)
May 6, 2021  -  LTSS Baccalaureate (Time TBD)
May 7, 2021  -  Hickory Graduate Ceremony (Time TBD)
May 7, 2021  -  Hickory Commencement (Time TBD)
May 8, 2021  -  Asheville Commencement (10 a.m.)

Class 0f 2020 Commencement Update

October 5, 2020

In September, we fielded a survey to the Class of 2020 to ask their opinion on a commencement ceremony. Thank you to all those who took the time to share their thoughts.

We received more than 200 responses, and the feedback was clear. The Class of 2020 prefers to have a traditional, in-person ceremony that is separate from a ceremony from the Class of 2021.

Due to the current climate of the pandemic, we will look to reschedule the Class of 2020 commencement ceremony to May 2021. We aim to provide an update with more specific details, like day and time, by early February 2021.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We look forward to celebrating with you next spring!

—Dr. Fred Whitt, President