Commencement

Commencement Dates and Times

  • Friday, May 21, 2021 - class of 2020
    • Ceremony starts at 1 pm
    • Check-in at 11 am
    • Processional begins at 12:30
  • Sunday, May 23, 2021 - class of 2021
    • Ceremony starts at 11 am
    • Check-in at 9 am
    • Processional begins at 10:30

Student Check-In Locations/Time

  • ICC parking lot for Main Campus students
  • Manuel Rivero Hall for SACE (check your email from Ms. Lea)
    • Friday - 11 am
    • Sunday - 9 am

Virtual Baccalaureate Service

Commencement Broadcast

Covid-19 Plan 

  • All graduates and their guests must wear a mask while on campus
  • Masks must be covering your nose and mouth
  • Mask may be removed to consume food & beverage but must be put back on after consumption
  • We request that attendees socially distance in seating areas 
  • Individuals who have traveled together may be seated together
  •  NOTE: All graduates will be provided with a mask at check-in and hand sanitizer and gloves will be at their seats along with a program.

Questions

  + 2020 Commencement

Commencement Dates and Times

  • Friday, May 21, 2021
    • Ceremony starts at 1 pm
    • Check-in at 11 am
    • Processional begins at 12:30

2020 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degrees

Benjamin Lloyd Crump, renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney has established himself as one of the nation’s foremost lawyers and advocates for social justice. Selected for this honor by the faculty and approved by the Board of Trustees, Crump will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws.
 

Three recipients will also receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees: Nelson Henry (Posthumously), Leonard L. Bethel, and Emery Wimbish Jr.

  + 2021 Commencement

Commencement Dates and Times
 

  • Sunday, May 23, 2021
    • Ceremony starts at 11 am
    • Check-in at 9 am
    • Processional begins at 10:30
 

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degrees

 

Michael Eric Dyson, one of the nation’s most renowned professors, authors, preachers, lecturers, and media personalities will speak at the 162nd Commencement. Selected for this honor by the faculty and approved by the Board of Trustees, Dyson will also receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.
 

Three recipients will also receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees: Gloria Carter, Dr. Charles V. Hamilton, and Percy (Master P) Miller.

  + Baccalaureate/Commencement Rehearsal

Virtual Baccalaureate Service

 

  Faculty Schedule

Faculty Schedule for Commencement(s)

Friday, May 21, 2021

COMMENCEMENT BEGINS AT 1:00 PM AT THE CAMPUS FOOTBALL STADIUM
Faculty may enter campus through Baltimore Pike entrance or Elkdale Avenue entrance (ICC). Parking is also available near Manuel Rivero Hall parking lot (near the gym).

  • Faculty robing will take place in the Manuel Rivero Hall Lounge and Classroom 218.
  • Faculty line up will start at 12:00 PM
  • Faculty Marshal Dr. Susan Safford will help with line-up.
  • Faculty processional begins at 12:30 PM
  • Dr. Dana Flint will lead the processional to the Football Stadium.

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

COMMENCEMENT BEGINS AT 11:00 AM AT THE CAMPUS FOOTBALL STADIUM
Faculty may enter campus through Baltimore Pike entrance or Elkdale Avenue entrance (ICC). Parking is also available near Manuel Rivero Hall parking lot (near the gym).

  • Faculty robing will take place in the Manuel Rivero Hall Lounge and Classroom 218.
  • Faculty line up will start at 10:00 AM
  • Faculty Marshal Dr. Susan Safford will help with line-up.
  • Faculty processional begins at 10:30 AM
  • Dr. Dana Flint will lead the processional to the Football Stadium
  + Rain Plan

Rain Plan

  • Graduates and guests will be separated

  • Graduates

    • International Cultural Center

  • Guests (to be separated into pairs or single, please plan accordingly)

    • Manuel Rivero Main Gym
    • Manuel Rivero Auxilliary Gym
    • Student Union Building (SUB) Multipurpose Room
    • Wellness Dining Room
    • Wellness Auditorium
    • Ware Center Theater
  + Tickets

Tickets  

  • The last day to request EXTRA tickets is May 15, 2021

  • Tickets will be emailed no later than May 19, 2021

  • Please note:  To assist with social distancing, ticket holders will be separated into single/pairs and there is no guarantee for family units to sit together.

  • Class of 2020 - Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1 pm
  • Class of 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 11 am

 

  + Absentee Recognition

Absentee Celebration

  • Class of 2020 - Friday, May 21, 2021 - 1 pm
  • Class of 2021 - Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 11 am
    • August 2020 and December 2020 graduates as well as candidates for May 2021
    • Class of 2021 absentee recognition submission:   https://flmsr.io/Lmq8jlCWp1M
  + Cap and Gown

Cap and Gown

It is time to order your academic regalia—cap and gown—for Commencement. We are working directly with an external vendor, Herff Jones, who will collect your personal information via the webform below and then mail your regalia to your home. Please have your height, weight, and mailing address ready, then navigate to the order link below. This is for main campus students only. If you are a SACE student be sure your information is accurate with SACE Student Services. 

  • Who is Eligible: 2021 candidates and 2020 graduates who did not order a cap/gown last year.
  • Herff Jones will mail caps/gowns for main campus students only.  SACE students should contact Ms. Lea at the University City location for caps/gowns.
    • Cost: Free, as it is already included in your graduation fee. The deadline is April 26, 2021, to order.  

This is the regalia that is required to be worn to participate. Please take care not to lose it, as there will be a fee for replacement regalia.

Questions? Contact registrar@lincoln.edu

 
 
  + Photo Gallery

Graduates: Submit your Info for Photo Gallery Today

To the graduates of Lincoln University: Congratulations!

 We honor you and your accomplishments and wish to recognize your achievements through a class photo gallery to be posted on the University’s website and social media channels. 

  + Candidate Lists

List of Candidates

Class of 2020 and Class of 2021: Lincoln University honors and recognizes the achievements of its students.

  + Checklist Information

The checklist can be found here

 

  + Digital Announcements

Customize your announcement here

  + Name Pronunciatioin

Record the proper way to say your name here.