Quincy University has announced that it will hold the 2020 Spring Commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for May, in person on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at QU Stadium.  There will be three ceremony times available at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. so that participant and audience sizes can be restricted.  Graduates have been notified by email with instructions for signing up for their preferred ceremony. 

Attendance will be limited at each ceremony, consistent with guidelines from the CDC and the Adams County Health Department. Masks will be required for audience members, and physical distancing will be practiced.  The ceremonies will be live-streamed for guests unable to attend.

“Our graduates have been looking forward to an in-person Commencement,” said Teresa Reed, Ph.D., vice president for academic affairs.  “We are pleased to be able to offer a safe celebration of their achievement.”

The commencement speaker will be Brian McGee, Ph.D., president of the university, who will also be responsible for the degree investiture.

“The faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees of Quincy University are excited to honor our graduates and to give them the commencement experience they richly deserve,” said McGee. “Our new graduates have overcome extraordinary challenges in finishing their degrees, and we are proud of them and their success. Their class marks the 160th anniversary of the university, and they are fitting representatives of our proud tradition.”

In the event of inclement weather, an announcement will be made regarding ceremony delays or the use of indoor facilities.  Every effort will be made to hold the commencement ceremonies on September 5.  

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is celebrating 160 years as a Catholic, co-educational, liberal arts, residential university. Quincy University offers undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Faculty and advisors work with each student to design a customized success plan to help them graduate on time, find their passion and prepare them for life. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275. Quincy University. Success by Design.