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Graduation - December

Graduation - December


Doane University’s December Commencement ceremony, which was previously scheduled for December 12, 2020, has been canceled. 

University leadership, in consultation with Doane’s Health and Wellness Advisory Team, made this decision with the health and safety of Doane’s graduates, their loved ones, and the campus community in mind. August and December graduates will be invited to attend Doane’s Spring Commencement ceremony, currently scheduled for Saturday, May 15, 2021. The spring Commencement ceremony will be held outside on the Crete campus. 

With concerns surrounding COVID-19 and the impending flu season, Doane will minimize the number of large gatherings held indoors this winter. Doane’s academic calendar on the Crete campus had previously been adjusted to end the fall semester on Wednesday, November 25. 

Just under 300 students either completed their degree program in August or are scheduled to do so in December. Students who graduated in August received their diploma in the mail and students scheduled to graduate in December will also receive their diploma in the mail. More information about Doane’s May Commencement ceremony will be communicated once it is available.