BJU to Hold In-Person Commencement

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (March 5, 2021) – Over 600 students in the Class of 2021 will receive degrees at the 94th annual commencement of Bob Jones University Friday, May 7. The two-hour, in-person program begins at 2 p.m. in BJU’s Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium (FMA).

In addition to the over 500 students receiving bachelor’s degrees, 78 students will receive master’s degrees and 34 students will receive associate degrees. Three candidates will receive earned doctorate degrees.

In lieu of a commencement speaker, student testimonies will be presented by the graduates.

On Saturday, May 8, the commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be held at 10:30 a.m. in FMA. Degrees for 2020 graduates were conferred May 8, 2020.

Face coverings will be required for all guests in University buildings. For more details, see the BJU website.

Tickets will be required for admission for all visitors attending the Friday commencement for the Class of 2021. For the 2020 commencement, tickets will be required for FMA main floor seating. The FMA balcony will be open for non-ticket holders. Graduates will distribute tickets to their guests.

Both commencement ceremonies will be streamed to additional locations on campus. The 2021 class ceremony will be shown in the Gazebo, the Den and the Davis Field House. The 2020 class locations include the Gazebo and the Den. Visitors with COVID-19 concerns are welcome to watch either ceremony streamed at their respective times in Stratton Hall.

Since its founding in 1927, BJU has conferred over 49,000 degrees.