Pandemic impacts 2021 college graduation ceremonies

Published: May. 7, 2021 at 1:23 PM CDT
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MANKATO, Minn. (KEYC) - It’s an exciting time for college graduates in southern Minnesota.

A number of Bethany Lutheran College students officially graduated at 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, with another ceremony taking place at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Two people per graduate are being allowed. A separate ceremony to honor 2020 grads takes place Saturday. All BLC ceremonies are being livestreamed online.

Across town at MSU Mankato, a virtual ceremony takes place at 8:00 a.m. Saturday.

Meanwhile, South Central College is planning a drive-up procession and virtual graduation ceremony on May 12 and 13.

In St. Peter, Gustavus will hold an in-person ceremony for its grads on May 16 that will be recorded and rebroadcast.

No in-person guests will be allowed.

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