LMU Spring Commencement Ceremonies will be in Virtual Format

Virtual Graduation

Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) President Clayton Hess has announced that LMU will not hold in-person commencement ceremonies at the end of the Spring 2021 semester, instead the University will host virtual ceremonies for LMU, LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, LMU Duncan School of Law and the LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine.

Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the need to continue mitigation efforts including social distancing, a large gathering to celebrate the Class of 2021 is not possible. The University will host multiple virtual ceremonies with a commencement speaker, the conferral of degrees and a roll call of conferees by school. The ceremonies will debut at the time of the original scheduled ceremony, however they will also be available for viewing any time after:

  • LMU Spring Commencement: debuting at 10 a.m. on May 8, 2021
  • LMU Duncan School of Law Commencement: debuting at 4 p.m. on May 13, 2021
  • LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement: debuting at 10 a.m. on May 15, 2021
  • LMU-College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement: debuting at 10 a.m. on May 22, 2021

Graduates should complete intent to graduate paperwork, pay graduation fees and order regalia. A socially distanced photo day will be set up prior to finals week, giving students an opportunity to have graduation photography in caps and gowns. The photos will also be used in the roll call of conferees. Professional students who are away from campus completing clinical rotations will be given instructions for photo submissions. All submitted photography is subject to review and approval.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

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