Creating with Courage

At Albion College, we are creating with courage to transform ourselves and the world.

As we come to the end of a historic year of teaching and learning together, Albion College is delighted to be hosting in-person Commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 on campus on May 8.

We will also hold a few small events on May 7 and 8 where we are confident in our ability to keep attendees safe.

Together, we are investing in our people, infrastructure and community to make Albion a shining light for the future of liberal arts education.

How to Watch

We look forward to celebrating two extraordinary groups of graduates at in-person, outdoor and physically distanced Commencements for the Class of 2021 and 2020 (limited to two guest tickets per graduate).

Can’t make it to campus? No problem. Join us virtually as we cheer on the Classes of 2020 and 2021, celebrate exciting new innovations on campus and explore the new spaces we’ve created for students, faculty, staff and community members.

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Friday, May 7
Saturday, May 8
  • 9 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting for the Bonta Welcome Center, Bonta Admissions Center (100 N. Hannah St.)
  • 10 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting for the Seely-Berkey Gathering Place for Faculty and Staff, 517 Michigan Ave.
  • 11 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting for the Serra Fitness Center, Serra Fitness Center and live streamed on YouTube
  • 1 p.m.: Announcement for the Body and Soul Center, Washington-Gardner Auditorium (401 East Michigan Ave.) and live streamed on YouTube
  • 5 p.m.: Open House for the Cutler Center for Student Success, Stockwell Library

Get Ready for Commencement!

We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 in two in-person commencement ceremonies on May 8, 2021.

  • The Class of 2021 Commencement will be held at 1 p.m.
  • The Class of 2020 Commencement will be held at 5 p.m.

To ensure the health and safety of all Albion students, faculty, staff and guests, we must follow some guidelines that were developed with input from local health authorities. Masks are required for participation at all events, and physical distancing will be enforced.


Plan Your Visit

Heading to Albion for the weekend? We can’t wait to welcome you to our campus and city. Learn how to get here, where to park and where to stay and eat while you’re in town.

Show Your Albion Pride!

Whether you are a graduating senior or a proud parent, join us in celebrating our newest alumni!

  • Share well wishes on social media using the hashtags #Albion2020 and #Albion2021.
  • Use our custom Facebook frames to celebrate Albion graduates.


May 8, 2021

Commencement – Class of 2021

Time 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location Albion College Quadrangle

May 8, 2021

Commencement – Class of 2020

Time 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location Albion College Quadrangle

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