Graduates to be Honored During Commencement in Shirk Center
April 29, 2021
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Due to the potential for rain Sunday evening and high winds throughout
the day, forecasted by the National Weather Service, all Illinois Wesleyan University
Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 2 will be held inside the Shirk Center in the
Because of the complexity of the setup, all three ceremonies — at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.,
and 6:30 p.m. — must be held in the same location. Seating will be distanced and masks
will be required in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.
As originally scheduled, two ceremonies will be held for the Class of 2021 — one at
10:30 a.m. and one at 3:00 p.m. — with the graduating class divided in half. Guests
are limited to four per student, and for those unable to attend, the ceremony will
also be live streamed from the Commencement website: www.iwu.edu/commencement.
The Class of 2020 is also invited to participate in an in-person ceremony at 6:30
p.m., having been recognized virtually in August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.