We pray this message finds each of you healthy and doing well, even in the midst of this pandemic. Congratulations to the graduating class on entering the home stretch of their Gordon degree! We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate with you. The current plan is for Gordon College to host its 129th Bachelors Degree and 24th Graduate Degree Commencement on Saturday, May 15. Given the reality of the pandemic, there will be more details shared as the event nears, but our intention and great desire is to hold outdoor Commencement and Baccalaureate services for students and six family members (with an online option for remote students).
Therefore, as a matter of prudence and practicality, we encourage graduates and their families to make tentative, refundable arrangements for Commencement 2021. The science and data we see in the months ahead, as well as evolving state and federal guidelines, will guide our thinking and decision-making for this May. We appreciate your prayers that this plan for a traditional Commencement will be possible, and we will continue to keep you apprised regularly over the weeks and months ahead.
Blessings on each of you,
The Commencement Team
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