Commencement Update

April 20, 2021

Dear Class of 2021 and your families,

I know you have been waiting to hear whether additional guest tickets will be available for Commencement.  Unfortunately, given the evolving status of the pandemic – including the rise in COVID cases in Illinois and in our region – we have determined that the most prudent course is to maintain the safety protocol that we originally established. We regret the need to limit attendance, but we are very pleased that this year’s Illinois Wesleyan graduates will be able to have an in-person Commencement. We want to ensure that it is carried out as safely as possible.

Each student will receive the number of guest tickets requested, up to a maximum of  4.  As you know, the ceremony will also be live streamed and will be available for viewing “on demand” subsequent to the event.

Additional information will be sent to you next week regarding logistics for the day, including parking and ticket distribution.

You may also refer to the IWU website for future updates:

Any questions may also be directed to Julie Anderson at or (309) 556-3780.


With best regards,

S. Georgia Nugent