Wright State to hold in-person commencement ceremonies for spring 2021 graduates

FAIRBORN — After holding virtual ceremonies for the past three semesters, Wright State University will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for 2021 spring graduates, university president Sue Edwards announced Friday.

Class of 2021 graduates of the Dayton campus will have multiple ceremonies at the Nutter Center April 30 and May 1 to accommodate safety guidelines, a WSU spokesperson said in a media release.

The university’s Lake campus in Mercer County will also hold multiple in-person graduation ceremonies for the graduates in summer and fall of 2020 and spring 2021. The dates and times will be announced after a venue is finalized, the spokesperson said.

Graduates will receive up for four free tickets for family members and other guests.

All university health and safety protocols will be in place for the ceremonies which include mandatory masks and social distancing.

“Commencement is a special day for graduates and their families. I cherish watching our graduates beam with pride as they receive their diplomas in front of their families and friends,” Edwards said in the release.

“While it is our absolute intention to hold all commencement ceremonies s in-person we must remain open to last-minute alterations to our planning given the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 situation,” she said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wright State held virtual commencement ceremonies for the spring, summer, and fall graduates in 2020.

“After a long and challenging year, I am looking forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our graduating students together with many of you,” Edwards said in an email to campus members.