Class of 2020 Commencement

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The Dickinson arch.

Events celebrate the class of 2020 after yearlong delay

The class of 2020's delayed Commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. and be available via livestream. Originally scheduled for May 2020, the event was delayed due to COVID-19 and is being held during Homecoming & Family Weekend with a host of other events to help the graduates and their family members celebrate this milestone.

Lisa Sherman ’79, president & CEO of the Ad Council and Dickinson trustee, will address graduates and receive a Doctor of Public Service honorary degree. Michael B. Moore, vice president and diversity and inclusion officer at Blackbaud and founding CEO of the International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina, will receive a Doctor of Public History honorary degree.

Information on such details as seating, arrival times, and health and safety measures can be found on the college’s Commencement page. In case of inclement weather, please bring proper attire, as the ceremony will be held rain or shine. If severe weather conditions should strike (thunder, lightning, high winds or hail), the ceremony will be postponed until Sunday, Sept. 19. In that case, an announcement will be made by 7 a.m. Saturday morning. 


Published September 16, 2021