Parents gathering with students at commencement.

For Family & Guests

Commencement 2021

Emory & Henry College plans to hold an in-person commencement ceremony this spring for the graduating classes of 2021 and 2020 following new guidance from Governor Northam on outdoor graduation events.

Commencement Location

The commencement ceremony will be held at Fred Selfe Stadium rain or shine with up to 1,500 attendees. Guests must adhere to health and safety guidelines, such as wearing facemasks and social distancing. The ceremony will also be live streamed online.

Seating for Guests

Up to 1500 seats will be available in the Fred Selfe Stadium. Please be aware that handicapped seating will be extremely limited due to social distancing requirements. Family and friends with tickets will enter the stadium on the east end or Brooks Field House side and be seated in the home stands in a socially distanced manner.

In Case of Rain

Commencement will be held outside for the class of 2021 and 2020 rain or shine. In addition to this, the ceremony will be live-streamed online.
*Links to the live stream will be available as the date approaches.*


Guests are welcome to take photos and videotape the ceremony. Unfortunately, family and friends will not be allowed on the field to take photos or in any way interact in close proximity with graduates during the ceremony.


Only service animals are allowed at commencement.