Class of 2020 graduation celebration to be held in September 2021

Elon has announced plans to invite members of the Class of 2020 back to campus this September to celebrate their graduation together.

Elon University remains committed to 2020 graduates and to gathering in-person to celebrate members of the Class of 2020, which was honored in virtual Conferral ceremonies last May.

Based on input from 2020 graduates, Elon will schedule events for Labor Day Weekend, September 4-5, 2021. This weekend will accommodate graduates’ requests for time to schedule a trip back to campus and enjoy the Elon environment on a three-day weekend.

Events being planned include informal gatherings on Saturday, Sept. 4, in conjunction with a Phoenix football game at Rhodes Stadium and an outdoor evening gathering. Sunday’s events are tentatively planned to include a brunch followed by formal Commencement exercises, including caps and gowns, at 1:00 p.m. in Schar Center for graduates and at least two guests. The ceremony will be streamed online live for those who cannot be in attendance, and both those in attendance and those unable to attend will have an opportunity to be recognized and receive their saplings. Updated health guidelines will be followed at all events.

Elon will work closely with class officers to finalize the event schedule and plan a celebration that pays tribute to this historic class and gives graduates the opportunity to engage with their classmates in ways that were not available in May 2020. Further details will be announced by May 31.