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Commencement Ceremony 2020

Thank you for your patience as we’ve considered all options for this year’s Commencement ceremony. Our considerations included the health and wellbeing of our community, along with the importance of this event to students, families, and our whole college community.

We are pleased to share that Commencement for this year will be held on October 3, 2020 during our Alumni Weekend celebration. We anticipate hosting Jesse Green as keynote speaker and our honorary degree recipient, and also Arnie Alpert, this year’s Granite State Award recipient. We are very much looking forward to celebrating our students’ accomplishments! This date is firm, and will only change if we cannot safely gather due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Should this be the case, Commencement will be held the following May with our 2021 graduates. We are sincerely hopeful that October 3, 2020 will be the date we gather together.

Over the coming days, the Commencement Planning team will determine how and when caps, gowns, and other regalia will be provided to graduating seniors. Thank you, Class of 2020, for sharing your voices with us to support this decision. Please stay tuned to your email for updates. A request for students to RSVP for the ceremony will be forthcoming.

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
commencement@keene.edu
603-358-8500