COVID-19 Protocols for Commencement Weekend

Please note that all Commencement health protocols remain subject to change based on COVID-19 conditions. 

MASKING: Following the campus mask-optional policy, Commencement activities will generally be mask-optional throughout the weekend, including the Commencement ceremony and Baccalaureate. The College will support all students, faculty, staff and visitors who choose to wear masks, and some of the smaller events may require them. Please be prepared to mask if required. 

VACCINATIONS: Given the high rate of vaccination for our students, faculty and staff and the low community level in Kalamazoo, we will not be requiring vaccinations to attend Commencement activities throughout the weekend. 

TESTING: While not required, we strongly encourage those who are unvaccinated and/or unboosted to test prior to coming to campus. All participants and attendees should test if they experience COVID-19 symptoms prior to Commencement and to refrain from attending if they are ill. Please help us continue to Protect the Hive and all our Hornet families and friends.

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