CARBONDALE – The academic achievements of 1,400 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and recent graduates will be celebrated at fall 2021 commencement exercises Saturday at the Banterra Center.
According to officials, in an effort to keep graduates and their guests safe, two separate ceremonies – broken down by colleges and schools – are planned. Ceremonies will be held 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and will be compliant with the Restore Illinois Plan. The university said they are committed to protecting the community, so all graduates and their guests are asked to follow current campus and state pandemic safety protocols and wear masks in shared indoor spaces.
At this time, there is no limit to guests, and all seating will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no ticket required.
As of Nov. 29, there are 947 candidates for degrees for the fall 2021 semester: 654 for bachelor’s degrees, 221 for master’s degrees, 57 for doctoral degrees, six for law degrees and nine for associate degrees. In addition to those students, graduates from the summer 2021 in August are invited to participate in the ceremonies.