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Undergraduate Commencement

Undergraduate Commencement

Class of 2021 Undergraduate Commencement Weekend

Friday, May 7 & Saturday, May 8, 2021

Congratulations! Commencement is a long-awaited time of celebration for Messiah’s graduating seniors and their families and guests. And this year's Commencement ceremony marks a special milestone in the life of our institution. The Class of 2021 will be the first class to officially graduate from Messiah University! 

This website contains information about the schedule of events for Messiah University's Class of 2021 Commencement weekend, along with other helpful details. For special questions or needs regarding Commencement, please contact the Office of Conference and Event Services at 717.691.6009 or


  • Please be sure to read this website carefully. There are several adjustments to Commencement this year due to the Class of 2020 Commencement ceremony, which will be held earlier the same day, as well as anticipated continuing health and safety protocols for COVID-19, including wearing masks, physically distancing and requiring tickets for the outdoor Commencement ceremony. 
  • It will be important to continue to check this website and your Messiah email frequently for any changes or updates. Messiah's Commencement planning is tightly integrated with changing federal and state restrictions related to COVID-19, and aspects of the ceremony are subject to change as the University adjusts its planning in response. 
  • NOTE: The changes in event/venue capacity announced by the Pennsylvania Office of the Governor in March and April did not increase the number of Baccalaureate/Commencement tickets available to graduates (due to the continuation of the social distance restriction).
  • It is important to be aware that only ticketed guests will have entry to the Starry Field complex for the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. 

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