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Tiffin University to recognize Class of 2021 with in-person commencement ceremony




Tiffin, Ohio — Tiffin University will celebrate its 133rd annual commencement on Saturday, May 1 with an in-person ceremony.

“We are excited to celebrate graduates in-person to mark this important milestone,” said Tiffin University President Dr. Lillian Schumacher.

Adhering to COVID-19 guidelines, TU will move forward with a socially distanced, downsized ceremony in the Heminger Center. There will be two separate ceremonies, with the graduate ceremony at 10 a.m. and the undergraduate ceremony at 2 p.m. Other precautions include universal mask wearing, physical distancing and limited faculty and staff. In-person attendance will be limited to graduates and two family members only, with additional family and friends invited to join the celebration virtually. The COVID-19 vaccine is not required, but the University encourages students and guests to receive the shot before attending the event.

Although this year’s commencement has limitations, it will mirror the structure of the traditional ceremony. There will be a processional, keynote speaker, presentation of candidates, conferring of degrees and a recessional.

“I am saddened that we cannot welcome more guests on campus to celebrate this special day,” said Dr. Schumacher. “Family and friends play such a significant role in supporting their graduate throughout their collegiate journey and celebrating this culminating success. Luckily, all can still be a part of students’ commencement by streaming the ceremony and sharing in other festivities we have planned.”

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