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Commencement

 

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 graduates will be held in person on May 8, 2021 in the Paladin Stadium. Graduates with completion dates of December 2020 and May 2021 are invited to participate.

The Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 graduates will be held in person on May 15, 2021. Graduates with completion dates of December 2019, May 2020 and August 2020 are invited to participate.

Please note that both ceremonies will be socially distanced according to current COVID requirements and guidelines for the health and safety of our graduates and guests.

Ceremony details will be communicated with the graduates and degree candidates. Updates will also be posted on this site.

For more information or questions, please email commencement@furman.edu.

 

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Spring 2021 Commencement Schedule

The Spring Schedule includes details about the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 Commencement celebrations.

 

View the Spring Schedule

Rain Plan

All of our efforts are focused on having the commencement ceremony in Paladin Stadium unless weather conditions absolutely require otherwise.

See the rain plan
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Students at commencement

Registration

All graduates and degree candidates will be asked to register for the May 8 and May 15, 2021 ceremonies. All graduates and degree candidates will receive an email when registration has opened.

Register now

Graduation Checklist

Make sure you are ready.

Read the checklist
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Academic Regalia

Learn how to purchase graduate regalia and get details on the Grad Fair. Faculty regalia rental information is also included.

Academic Regalia

Family & Friends

Make your plans now for Commencement.

Family & Friends
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Upcoming Events

16 Mar

Graduation Fair, March 16

Get your graduation regalia, stole of gratitude (which is an item sold as a gift to a parent/grandparent/professor to show appreciation), honor cords, and degree frame. Herff Jones will also be present for ordering your class ring and graduation announcements.

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17 Mar

Graduation Fair, March 17

Get your graduation regalia, stole of gratitude (which is an item sold as a gift to a parent/grandparent/professor to show appreciation), honor cords, and degree frame. Herff Jones will also be present for ordering your class ring and graduation announcements.

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