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College Announces New Location for 2021 Commencement Ceremony, May 8

The College announced earlier this month that it would be holding an in-person Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. which is still the plan. However, the location has changed to the Keyser High School Alumni Stadium, One Tornado Way, in order to meet the physical distancing requirements as mandated by state regulations for graduation ceremonies. The new venue will also allow the College to increase the number of guest tickets to four per graduate. Masks will be required. The event will be held rain or shine.

Included in the Class of 2021 will be the first graduates from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. The College will also welcome back our May, August and December 2020 graduates who registered to participate with the May 2021 graduates.

Graduates will be able to pick up packets with guest tickets, programs and any additional information the week of May 3 - 7, from the Office of Enrollment Services. Graduates who are arriving from out of town must make prior arrangements with Enrollment Services at to pick up their tickets on the day of Commencement. Guests must have a ticket to enter the ceremony. Children two years old and younger will be allowed to sit on parents’ laps without the need for a ticket.

All are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes because it’s a short walk from the parking lots to the stadium. Arrangements will be made to help transport individuals with mobility issues from the parking lots to the stadium. Parking adjacent to the stadium will be available for those with mobility-impaired license plates and placards.

The ceremony will be live-streamed for family and friends who are unable to attend in person. More details regarding live-streaming access will be forthcoming.

Plans are subject to change as the College will follow CDC and state public health guidance as it relates to COVID and will make adjustments as necessary.

Further details can be found on the College’s Commencement web page.