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Moravian College announces in-person, on-campus commencement ceremonies will take place May 8, 2021

Three ceremonies will be held to accommodate the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020

BETHLEHEM, PA, March 8, 2021: Today, Moravian College announced that it will hold commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 on the college’s Main Street campus on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  Two ceremonies will be held for the Class of 2021 and one ceremony will be held for the Class of 2020.  Graduates for both classes will be able to invite three guests to their respective ceremonies, which will be held outdoors on John Makuvek Field in the center of the historic Main Street campus.

“After a tumultuous year dealing with the pandemic, the entire Moravian College community is excited that this year’s commencement ceremony will be held in person and on campus,” said Bryon Grigsby, president of Moravian College.  “We think it’s important to include the Class of 2020 in this year’s graduation event, since their senior year was cut short last year when the pandemic began, and the Class of 2021 will also get the send-off they deserve, surrounded by family and friends.”

The commencement ceremonies on May 8 will be staggered throughout the day to accommodate the graduates and their guests. The college will continue to observe and adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in place for outdoor events taking place in Pennsylvania.  All attendees coming to campus will be required to wear a mask and maintain physical distancing.

Commencement ceremonies | Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • 9:00 a.m. - Class of 2021
  • 1:30 p.m. - Class of 2021
  • 5:30 p.m. - Class of 2020

RSVP details will be sent to the students at a later date.

Moravian College leadership will closely monitor the COVID situation in Bethlehem and Pennsylvania and is prepared to adjust plans for commencement if necessary.  To learn more and stay up-to-date on Moravian College Commencement 2021, please visit

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Moravian College
Michael Corr
Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Communications

About Moravian College
Moravian College is the nation's sixth-oldest college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs. For more than 275 years, the Moravian College degree has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change. Moravian College is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to midsize independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian College focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.