Commencement 2021 Vaccine & Testing Protocols

Lawrence University will require all students participating in the in-person Commencement ceremony on June 13, 2021, to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 immunization at least 2 weeks prior the ceremony. Those graduates who are unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at least 2 weeks prior are required to receive a negative COVID-19 test before ceremony on June 13. Lawrence recommends that all guests attending Commencement also be fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks or be tested before attending. 

Graduates living or learning on campus during Spring Term 2021 are required to attend surveillance testing on June 7 in the Wellness Center gym if they have not been fully vaccinated for 2 weeks. They will continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until Commencement and notify Wellness Services ( if any symptoms develop.

All individuals attending the in-person Commencement ceremony are asked to exercise caution and follow mitigation strategies for 14 days before Commencement. If you exhibit symptoms of COVID-19, you should not attend Commencement. Graduates living or learning on campus should email as soon as possible if they are symptomatic. 

Graduates returning to campus for the in-person Commencement ceremony who are not fully vaccinated for at least 2 weeks must receive a negative COVID-19 test. Graduates should be tested no sooner than June 7. This test should be done off campus, and students need to submit documentation of their results to Wellness Services at before June 11. PCR and antigen tests will be accepted. If graduates are unable to be tested, they should contact for further instruction.

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