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2021 Ceremonies

Northwestern hosted in-person school convocations for the Class of 2021, while Commencement remained virtual. Northwestern also welcomed the Class of 2020 back to campus for an in-person Graduation Celebration.

Class of 2021 Convocation and Commencement

The Bienen School hosted an in-person Convocation to celebrate graduates' accomplishments individually on Sunday, June 13, at 5 p.m. in Ryan Fieldhouse. Giancarlo Guerrero ’92 MMus, a six-time Grammy Award-winning conductor, presented the Bienen School of Music’s 2021 convocation address virtually.

Commencement was streamed live at 11 a.m. Central Time (CT) on Monday, June 14.

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Class of 2020 In-person Graduation Celebration

The Class of 2020 Graduation Celebration took place at 9 a.m. CT on Saturday, June 12, at Ryan Field.

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2020 Ceremonies

The Bienen School presented its virtual convocation in conjunction with Northwestern University's virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 19, 2020. CT. Both ceremonies are available at the following link:

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