December 2020 Commencement
*** Important Update ***
Only those graduates who participated in the Commencement Participation Form and have received email confirmation are eligible to walk in the December ceremony. Only Guests with December ceremony tickets are able to attend. All other unexpected visitors will be asked to leave campus.
While the effects of this year are being felt across our community, Stetson’s recent graduates, students, faculty and staff are showing great resilience and determination in their response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we approach the December commencement date, we are encouraged and motivated to move forward with in-person celebrations for our Class of 2020. This has not been an easy or simple decision, but it is consistent with the feedback we have received from our graduates and the lessons we have learned since March of this year.
The health and safety of our graduates, faculty and guests during these ceremonies is our top priority. For this reason, ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, and Sunday, Dec. 13, allowing for smaller events and physical distance between attendees. Graduates from July 2019, December 2019, May 2020, July 2020 and December 2020 will be included. Graduates who are unable to attend a December ceremony will have the opportunity to participate in the May 2021 ceremony.
Stetson University continues to follow state and local guidance and recommendations from the Florida Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please note that, although we do not anticipate this to be the case, a face-to-face December commencement may be altered or cancelled if there is measured increase in the status of COVID-19 cases in the United States and/or Florida. All graduates and guests will be required to follow Stetson’s COVID-19 guidelines, which includes but is not limited to, wearing an approved mask or facial covering and adhering to physical distancing requirements. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.
We look forward to celebrating your academic achievements and involvement in the Stetson and DeLand communities and welcoming you once more to Stetson’s campus.