Quincy University will host its 158th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8, 2021, at QU Stadium at two different times, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., so that participant and audience sizes can be restricted. The May 2021 graduating class is comprised of 203 undergraduates, with an additional 27 graduate degree recipients.

The procession will be led by university marshal, Reverend John Doctor, O.F.M., D.Viv.,’72; assistant marshals, David Kirchhofer, Ph.D., professor of physics and Scott Luaders, Ph.D., professor of chemistry. Brian McGee, Ph.D., president, will convene the ceremony, Reverend William Spencer O.F.M., M.Div.,’70 director of campus ministry, will deliver the invocation and Fr. John Doctor will deliver the benediction. Senior choir members Makayla Briggs, Courtney Crane, Joshua Crowl, Samuel Dus, Veronica Holtschlag, Nicole Maag, Brendan Nelson, Troy Potts, Rachel Reinbeck, David Webb and Jeffery Zellerman will perform the National Anthem and the Quincy University Alma Mater.

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

President McGee will deliver this year’s commencement address, as well as the degree investiture. McGee has served as the university president since July 2019. McGee came to Quincy University from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he served for several years as provost and executive vice president.  He has over 25 years of experience as a university administrator and professor, with stints at Spalding University in Kentucky, the University of Louisiana Monroe and Texas Tech University.

For media inquiries, please contact Matt Bergman at communityrelations@quincy.edu or 217-228-5221.

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.