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Moravian College


Important Information

We continue to hope that we will hold a traditional in-person commencement. Still, we are looking at a variety of graduation options to honor the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021, including virtual components that allow us the opportunity to recognize this important milestone.  

COVID regulations continue to change regularly; thus, we are planning options using various levels of local, state, and potentially national restrictions.  Rest assured, if the regulations allow, and we can have our traditional commencement ceremonies, both classes will hold their graduation on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

In the case of no or minimal restrictions: The Class of 2021 will celebrate in the morning on May 8, and the Class of 2020 will celebrate that evening under the lights of Makuvek Field. 

In the case of restrictions to crowd size or in-person gatherings: The Class of 2021 event will be on Saturday, May 8, and the Class of 2020 event will be on Sunday, May 9.  Please remember the situation is still very fluid, and we are committed to providing the best celebration in the safest way we can for our graduates.

More details will be available closer to the date; please check this page for the latest updates.

Baccalaureate 2020

Baccalaureate will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Central Moravian Church, located at 73 W. Church Street in Bethlehem.

Commencement 2020

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Moravian's undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students will come together in one joyful graduation celebration!

Commencement exercises will begin at 10:00am, on the John Makuvek Field behind the Haupert Union Building on the North Campus. The ceremony will conclude the 278th academic year at Moravian, America’s sixth-oldest college. Unless there is severe weather, the Commencement ceremony generally continues outside. If rain is expected, please come prepared.

In the case of severe weather on Saturday, commencement will be held in the Breidegam Field House (also known as the ARC) on Moravian’s north campus. Click here for more details.

For those who cannot come to campus, there will be a live telecast accessible online: