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Class of 2020 Commencement Weekend & Event Traditions

Registering for and attending events at William & Mary conveys a shared expectation of abiding by university policy, which is subject to change as conditions warrant. As of September 21, 2021, those requirements include masking indoors; masking outdoors is encouraged when unable to maintain social distancing. Vaccination is required of all William & Mary students, faculty and staff, and it is strongly encouraged for all external visitors in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance. We create these shared expectations of event participants in keeping with William & Mary’s core values of Belonging within this community and Respect for one another as individuals, and in recognition of the risks inherent to gathering amid pandemic.

Thursday, October 7, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — Bell Ringing (Wren Building*)

*Masks required to enter the Wren Building

Friday, October 8, 2021
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. — Bell Ringing (Wren Building*)

*Masks required to enter the Wren Building

9:30 p.m. — Candlelight Ceremony (Wren Yard*)

*Outdoor event (masks optional, but encouraged if unable to maintain social distancing)

10:15 p.m. — Undergraduate Class of 2020 Dance (Sunken Garden*)

*Outdoor tent event (masks optional, but encouraged if unable to maintain social distancing)

Saturday, October 9, 2021
All Day — Homecoming & Reunion Events

See the full schedule of Homecoming events and festivities.

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. — Bell Ringing (Wren Building*)

*Masks required to enter the Wren Building

Sunday, October 10, 2021
9:30 a.m. — Ceremony 1 (Kaplan Arena*)

If you are participating in the 9:30 a.m. ceremony and would like to join the Walk Across Campus from Wren to Kaplan, meet in the Wren Courtyard at 8:15 a.m. Masks are encouraged during the Walk Across Campus if unable to maintain social distancing.
*Masks required to enter Kaplan Arena

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2:30 p.m. — Ceremony 2 (Kaplan Arena*)

If you are participating in the 2:30 p.m. ceremony and would like to join the Walk Across Campus from Wren to Kaplan, meet in the Wren Courtyard at 1:15 p.m. Masks are encouraged during the Walk Across Campus if unable to maintain social distancing.
*Masks required to enter Kaplan Arena

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