Dear Students and Colleagues,

I hope that you are doing well and are having a productive and successful winter term. As we look ahead, I want to let you know about our plans for celebrating the Drexel graduates of 2021.

With the exception of last year, Drexel has held its University-wide Commencement at Citizens Bank Park. I am excited to announce that we plan to return to the ballpark this June, hopefully with graduates, families and friends in attendance. If permitted under public health guidelines, Drexel graduates will be celebrating at the ballpark together. In any event, the ceremony on Friday, June 11, 2021 will be live-streamed.

Under the stadium lights, it will be my honor and privilege to confer Drexel degrees completed during this academic year. In addition to the Friday ceremony at 7:30 p.m., there will be four days of virtual college- and school-specific ceremonies this year, beginning Monday, June 7 and running through Thursday, June 10.

The ceremonies for Thomas R. Kline School of Law graduates from the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held on Wednesday, May 19 at La Salle University's McCarthy Stadium. Plans are still being made for the College of Medicine. A detailed commencement schedule will be posted on the Commencement site.

We know that all of this year's graduates are hopeful for a resumption of traditional celebrations, and we want to assure them that we will herald their achievements as safely as possible. Our top priority remains the well-being of everyone in the Drexel community, and decisions surrounding graduation events will be guided by evidence-based public health protocols.

We are incredibly proud of all that our 2021 graduates have achieved, and we promise to honor their years at Drexel and properly welcome them to the ranks of Drexel alumni. I am very much looking forward to this joyous celebration.


John Fry

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