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Dear Keene State Class of 2021,

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful winter scenery today wherever you are located. I would like to update you on our plans for returning to campus for our spring 2021 semester.

To summarize, in consultation with students, faculty, health experts, COVID-19 prediction models, and our Keene community partners, we agree that the best plan for your wellbeing and your college experience is to delay the start of the semester until February 15. This is three weeks later than our original plan. All classes will begin on February 15, in-person and remote. Once our semester starts, we will continue with weekly COVID-19 testing as we did in the fall, but with a new provider for faster test results. Our semester will end on May 28, with a Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2021 on May 29. The size and scope of the event will depend on the risks associated with COVID-19 at KSC, in Keene, and in the states that our graduates call home.

My sincere gratitude for all of your hard work to keep our community together and safe this fall semester. Stay safe, and enjoy your time with loved ones. I look forward to seeing you in February!”

Melinda D. Treadwell, Ph.D.

Future Ceremonies

  • Commencement 2021 will take place on May 8, 2021.
  • Commencement 2022 will take place on May 7, 2022.
  • Commencement 2023 will take place on May 6, 2023.

Contact College Ceremonies and Events

Office of College Ceremonies and Events