Carroll to Host Two Graduations on Sat, May 15

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

(HELENA) – Carroll College will be holding two in-person commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, honoring both the class of 2020 and the class of 2021.

After having their commencement canceled last May due to the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, the class of 2020 will hold their in-person commencement ceremony on Saturday at 10:00 am in Nelson Stadium.

The class of 2021 will then hold their ceremony at 1:00 pm, also in Nelson Stadium.

Both ceremonies are a ticketed event, with graduates provided up to six tickets each for family and friends. We ask that all attendees follow the health protocols posted on our commencement page. Graduates will be seated 3-feet apart on the field and household groups will be seated 6-feet apart in the stands. The ceremonies will be held outside rain or shine.

Both ceremonies will be streamed live. Links to the livestreams will be available at www.carroll.edu/commencement.

In addition to remarks from Carroll College President John Cech, Ph.D., each ceremony will feature a senior class speaker elected by their fellow classmates to speak on their behalf. The class of 2020 has selected Ms. Connor Hague of Tucson, Arizona, who graduated cum laude with a major in biochemistry and molecular biology and a minor in psychology, and was also a graduate of the Honors Scholars Program. The class of 2021 selected Ms. Yi-Jen “Jenny” Tu of Taipei City, Taiwan, and Seattle, Washington, who is graduating with a bachelor of arts in communications.

In addition, the college will be honoring the achievements of exceptional faculty, staff, and students with the Emeritus Professors, Outstanding Teaching Awards, Distinguished Scholar Awards, Excellence in Service Awards, Bishop Gilmore Memorial Awards for Outstanding Scholarship, and the Michael Murphy Awards for Outstanding Collegiate Citizenship.

A schedule of commencement activities is as follows:

Friday, May 14, 2021

4:00 pm, Baccalaureate Mass for the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021, Cathedral of St. Helena

Admission to Baccalaureate is by ticket only – very limited seating available. Doors to the Cathedral open at 3:15 pm. Masks are required at all times inside the Cathedral during this event.

Baccalaureate Mass will be streamed live here.

 Saturday, May 15, 2021

10:00 am, Class of 2020 Commencement Ceremony, Nelson Stadium

Guest tickets are required for the 2020 Commencement ceremony. Stadium doors will open for seating at 9:00 am to ticketed guests. Graduates will assemble by 9:30 am on the field near Guadalupe Hall. Health and safety protocols are in place, view them here. Ceremony will be held outdoors rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

1:00 pm, Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony, Nelson Stadium

Guest tickets are required for the 2021 Commencement ceremony. Stadium doors will open for seating at 12:00 pm, or as soon as possible following the previous ceremony, to ticketed guests. Graduates will assemble by 12:30 pm on the field near Guadalupe Hall. Health and safety protocols are in place, view them here. The ceremony will be held outdoors rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

Both commencements will be streamed live at www.carroll.edu/commencement.