Please check back regularly for important updates about Commencement Weekend 2021. The Commencement team will provide a significant update by March 12, 2021 at 2pm.
We’re excited to announce a date for the 2020 Commencement ceremony: Saturday, May 1, 2021. This one-day event will begin with the Baccalaureate service in the morning followed by a brunch and then the graduation ceremony in the afternoon led by the traditional bagpipers.
The 2021 Baccalaureate service will occur on May 7, 2021, and Commencement will be on May 8, 2021.
Of course, we’ll follow all the county and state guidelines and protocols regarding public events to protect everyone from COVID-19. As a result, we anticipate that we’ll need to limit the number of people attending the ceremony.
By working closely with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, we’ve brought students back to campus and kept them safe without any outbreaks to date. We’ll continue to take all the appropriate precautions to make the Commencement celebration as safe as possible.
You’ll receive more details in an email from our Commencement Office in the new year.