2021 Commencement  

Celebrate the journey and accomplishments of the Class of 2021!

On the morning of June 13, with Commencement moved to the Banta Bowl to better accommodate pandemic protocols, the Class of 2021 was celebrated for not only their many accomplishments but also their resilience and courage. Read more about the Class of 2021's Commencement.

Friends and family around the globe, watch the ceremony:

A video thumbnail for the 2021 Lawrence University Commencement Livestream

Can't access YouTube? Watch an alternative archived video here. 

Commencement 2021 Weekend Celebrations 

Please also join the Lawrence community for celebrations throughout Commencement Weekend. All listed times are Central Daylight Time.

Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13

Senior Art Show
View the virtual show.

The Class of 2021 can also request a time for friends and family to visit the Senior Art Show. Visits are available the following days/times during Commencement Weekend:

Friday, June 11, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 13, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Fill out this form to request a visit date and time. Contact wriston-gallery@lawrence.edu with any questions.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Commencement Concert
7:30 p.m.
Memorial Chapel

Watch the Commencement Concert here.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Baccalaureate Service
3:00 p.m.
Memorial Chapel

Watch the Baccalaureate service here.

A multifaith celebration of the spiritual journey of the Class of 2021. Baccalaureate will be available in person at the Memorial Chapel, and also be livestreamed. Reserved seating is closed, but walk up distanced seating will be accommodated as space allows. Lawrence students, faculty and staff may attend in person.

Sunday, June 13, 2020

Commencement Ceremony
10:00 a.m.
Banta Bowl
Gates open for guests at 8:30 a.m.

Watch the ceremony here.

An American Sign Language interpreter will be on-hand at the ceremony. The interpreter will be located on the left side of the stage (as viewed by guests); visitors in need of an ASL interpreter are encouraged to sit on the west side of the field (the bleachers below the press box) for the best view.

Watch the Commencement Concert

Graduating seniors from the Class of 2021 are featured in the Commencement Concert.

The 2021 Commencement Concert was held in the Memorial Chapel on Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. Watch the recording here.

Watch the Baccalaureate Service

A multifaith celebration of the spiritual journey of the Class of 2021.

The Baccalaureate Service was held on Saturday, June 12, at 3 p.m. Watch the recording here.

Congrats, Class of 2021!

Awa Badiane '21 decorates her mortarboard to say "I found my light."