Commencement and Baccalaureate Ceremonies2021-04-12T22:00:10+00:00
Ferrum College graduation

Class of 2021 Senior Salute

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time: 12 noon – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Franklin Hall Quad (outside)
Rain location: Panther’s Den

Class of 2021 Photo

Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Adams Stadium

Rain Date: Sunday, April 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Adams Stadium

Graduates are also invited to take an individual photo with President Johns inside the Norton-Tolley Press Box.

2020 Commencement Ceremony

Date: Friday, April 30, 2021
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Adams Stadium

  • The 2020 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 30 at Adams Stadium.
  • Graduates will receive four tickets for family and friends to attend the in-person ceremony. They will walk across the commencement stage in regalia and take a photo with President David Johns.
  • In order to participate, class of 2020 graduates must register themselves and their guests for the event by April 28 here.

2021 Commencement

Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Adams Stadium

  • The 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1 at the Adams Stadium.
  • Graduates will receive four tickets for family and friends to attend the in-person ceremony. Others may view the live-stream event here.
  • In order to participate, class of 2021 graduates must register themselves and their guests for the event by April 28 here.
  • If the in-person ceremony is canceled, commencement exercises will be held virtually on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
  • There will be no baccalaureate or candlelight ceremony this year.

Students who wish to order Graduation Announcements from Herff Jones may do so.  For your convenience, click the following link: https://collegegrad.herffjones.com/site/schools.

Instructions for 2021 graduates will be emailed to seniors.  Should you have specific questions regarding Commencement, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.

Following the May 9 Commencement Ceremony, you will receive a second care package in mid-May which will contain the following:

  • Your diploma

  • A diploma cover

  • Honor cord(s) (if applicable)

  • Special gift

  • Certificates from Academic Awards Ceremony and private program/organization ceremonies (if applicable)

  • Two Commencement programs

Contact Us

For further information regarding Commencement, please contact:

Kathy L. Fletcher
Administrative Assistant to Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
John Wesley Hall, Room 102
(540) 365-4456 or kfletcher@ferrum.edu