Plans for In-Person Graduation 2021

Temple University is planning on having in-person graduation ceremonies this spring for the class of 2021.

After 2 virtual ceremonies, there are now plans of having Temple students walk across a stage again for the first time in over a year.

President Richard M. Englert sent out an email on March 5th with the big news, stating “we are planning personal and meaningful in-person events for our graduates.”

In the midst of so much change around Temple due to Covid-19, students are finally getting a taste of normalcy where it really counts.

Dr. Betsy Tutelman, Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Communications, states “We heard the students loud and clear, we know that our graduates really wanted something that they could remember in person to hear their names as they walked across the stage.”

Temple’s 17 schools and colleges will each host individual commencement ceremonies for their students.

Whether or not guests will be able to attend these ceremonies depends on the state and city regulations at the time.

Senior Architecture Major, Adé Cornelius states: “Actually being able to walk across the stage is something that just makes you feel good and makes you know that all of this was worth it.”

President Englert’s email also states, “Regardless of how they are held, these ceremonies will be live-streamed so that everyone can watch from wherever they are.”

There are also plans to host a virtual university-wide commencement ceremony on May 6 for all of Temple’s graduates and their families to see.

As safety regulations and weather conditions are subject to change, it is recommended that students check  Temple’s Commencement 2021 website to stay updated.

They should also keep an eye out for emails from their schools for specific details.

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