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Commencement 2021 FAQ

General Questions

Can 2019-2020 graduates participate in this year’s in-person and/or virtual ceremonies?
If I graduated in 2020, do I submit another degree completion application to participate in the 2021 Commencement activities?
When is the Commencement RSVP Deadline?

All RSVP submissions and ticket requests need to be completed by March, 24.

When will I get my diploma?
Can I participate in Commencement another year?
Will Liberty offer on-campus housing for Commencement this year?
Who is the keynote speaker for the 2021 Main Commencement Ceremony?
Is there a Commencement check-in event this year?
How will the main ceremony be handled?
Will Baccalaureate be held this year?
Will Liberty reimburse me for my plane ticket, hotel reservations, etc. if I previously canceled those?
How can I watch the Commencement ceremonies?
I paid the degree completion application fee last year when Commencement was canceled.  Do I need to pay this again if I want to participate this year?


Commencement RSVP and Ticket Questions

Are tickets required to attend a Degree Presentation Ceremony?
Why are some academic schools and departments listed multiple times on the schedule?
May I share or sell my tickets to another graduate or family?
I have a family member that is also graduating.  May we walk together?
How do I RSVP to attend in person and claim my tickets?
I am graduating with multiple degrees.  Am I able to select which ceremony that I will attend?
I am having trouble signing in to get tickets.
How do I know which ceremony to select?
When I log on, I do not see any ceremonies listed that I can get tickets to.
The system won’t let me add more than 6 tickets.
I didn’t get an email with my tickets attached.
Can I have a paper ticket sent to me instead?
Are tickets for general admission?
A member of my group needs an accommodation due to a special need.


Regalia Questions

Do I need to purchase regalia to participate in the in-person ceremony?
How do I order regalia?
Can I purchase regalia on campus when I arrive for Commencement?
Can I decorate my cap?
Do I need to purchase regalia to participate in the virtual Commencement?


Covid-19 Questions

Are face masks required at degree presentation ceremonies?
What Covid-19 restrictions will be in effect at the degree presentation ceremonies?
Will food and beverage be available for sale at the Academic Lawn and Williams Stadium?


Virtual Commencement Questions

If I am not able to attend in person, will there still be a virtual Commencement option?
Will I be recognized individually at Commencement during the virtual ceremonies?
How do I register for the virtual Commencement that will take place on May 15th, 2021?
May I attend in person and virtually as well?