GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Community College is planning indoor, in-person ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2021 this year, though they’ll be spread out over two days and allow only a limited number of guests because of the ongoing pandemic.
Plans call for four commencements, according to a news release Thursday.
Students graduating from the School of Arts and Sciences will have two ceremonies on April 30 and graduates from the School of Workforce Development will have two ceremonies on May 1.
Graduates will also have the option to participate virtually and all four ceremonies will be livestreamed.
“Every commencement is a celebration, and this one even more so, as students have faced the challenges of a pandemic and emerged stronger,” GRCC President Bill Pink said. “We want to pay tribute to their determination, rejoice in their success and recognize the faculty, staff, family and friends who supported our graduates and encouraged them to move forward.”