May 15, 2021

2021 Commencement

The 2021 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 15 at Clipper Stadium.

Commencement is the culmination of your undergraduate experience, and after a senior year like no other, you deserve to celebrate your achievements surrounded by your classmates and all those who have supported you on your journey.

Class of 2021 Commencement at Clipper Stadium. Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). Outdoors, rain or shine. Limited in-person attendance. Event will be livestreamed and recorded.

On Saturday, May 15, 2021, commencement will take place outdoors at Clipper Stadium, near campus; the program will include a combination of live and virtual components. The event will also be livestreamed and recorded, so we can include the entire Class of 2021 (in-person and remote), their families and friends, and the F&M community in the celebration. 

The ceremony will be available to view on this website and on YouTube beginning at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday, May 15. 

If you are unable to access YouTube from your location, please try this link.

Commencement FAQ

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Commencement Communications

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Celebrate the Graduates 


Want to share a message, photo or video celebrating your favorite senior? We set up this Padlet message board just for that! 

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We created a Padlet message board just for you to give shout outs to the faculty, staff, family or fellow students who made a difference during your four years on campus. If you have questions, please contact

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Faculty & Professional Staff

In-person opportunities to congratulate the Class of 2021 will be limited (not to mention the number of seniors who will not make it back to campus!). We set up this Padlet message board for individuals and departments to share messages, photos and videos celebrating the Class of 2021. If you have questions, please contact 

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Class of 2021 Virtual Yearbook

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Senior Spotlights

As they prepare for their May Commencement Ceremony, Franklin & Marshall seniors look back at their four years on campus—and what's next. 

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