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Commencement 2021

May 2021

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mohr Field South Campus at Lake Forest College

Lake Forest College is pleased to announce plans for an in-person Commencement this spring for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020.  

Due to the State of Illinois’ current COVID policies on gatherings, we will host three separate ceremonies to accommodate all our graduates.  

  • The Class of 2021 ceremonies will be held on Tuesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The list of graduates will be split alphabetically, and each student will be assigned to a specific ceremony.  
  • The Class of 2020 ceremony will be held on Friday, May 21 at 1 p.m. 

 The ceremonies will be held outdoors – mild rain or shine – on the new Mohr Field on south campus. In the event of severe weather, the respective ceremonies will be held on the following day.  

 Each graduate will be allowed to bring two guests. As always, the ceremony will be available via livestream so that other friends and family members can share in celebrating our graduates’ tremendous accomplishments.  

 The College will require all attendees to adhere to strict masking and social distancing protocols. Additionally, these plans are subject to change as we continue to monitor public health conditions and to comply with state guidelines.  

 We are delighted that we can gather once again to celebrate our graduates. The attached FAQ will answer additional logistical questions, and more information will be forthcoming as we near Commencement.  

 Please check the Commencement webpage for updates.

On Campus Disability Accommodations:

Contact Kara Fifield at 847-735-5167 or at least 72 hours in advance.