Commencement

Commencement

Celebrate Our 2020 and 2021 Graduates
May 14-15, 2021

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ENC is excited to offer in-person commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 this spring.  Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related state regulations, this year will look a bit different than in the past. Graduates will be able to have a limited number of pre-registered guests and social distancing and mask-wearing will be required.

If you are unable to attend in-person, we invite you to join us via our live event video streams.

GRADUATES

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April 26th Deadline
Instructions and Sample Video

We are excited to celebrate all graduates in a special way, knowing how long you’ve been waiting for this moment! Since this year’s commencement will look different, we are creating additional ways for us to celebrate you!

As the degrees are being announced, a virtual livestream video will be shown featuring all graduates and we would love for you to participate so here’s how:

Once you receive an email from StageClip, upload the following items to customize your graphics.

  • Upload your graduation photo.
  • Include a personal quote. (Up to 150 words.)
  • Submit a short (8-10 second) video shot vertically, like a TikTok video. Don’t include music.

Photos and video messages will be reviewed, so be sure your submissions are in keeping with this type of event. You’ll have until April 26th to complete all of the above.

Congratulations and we look forward to celebrating with you and your family on May 15th!

Sample Video

Schedule of Events

Baccalaureate

This year, Baccalaureate, an important component of Commencement weekend, will be a virtual event. Plan to join this worship service which features members of the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021, both traditional and adult & graduate studies. Dr. David Young, our College Chaplain, will deliver the message.

May 14, 2021  5:00 p.m.

Virtual Only

Class of 2020 Commencement

Traditional Graduates
Adult & Graduate Studies Graduates

Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 9:00 a.m. to go through the required COVID screening. Check-in will take place at the Lahue Physical Education Center. Please view additional information specific to your graduating class below.

May 15, 2021  10:00 a.m.

Gardner Hall Lawn

Class of 2021 Commencement
Traditional Graduates

Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 1:00 p.m. to go through the required COVID screening. Check-in will take place at the Lahue Physical Education Center. Please view additional information specific to your graduating class below.

May 15, 2021  2:00 p.m.

Gardner Hall Lawn

Class of 2021 Commencement
Adult and Graduate Studies Graduates

Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 5:00 p.m. to go through the required COVID screening. Check-in will take place at the Lahue Physical Education Center. Please view additional information specific to your graduating class below.

May 15, 2021  6:00 p.m.

Gardner Hall Lawn

Commencement Speaker

Dr. Melody Eckardt, Eastern Nazarene College Board of Trustees Chair

Dr. Eckardt is a graduate of Messiah College, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.  She currently serves as Senior Maternal Health Advisor in the Global Health Innovation Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital and practices obstetrics and gynecology at Monadnock Community Hospital in southern New Hampshire.

As a member of the Board of Trustees since 2017, prior to serving as the chair, Dr. Eckardt served as Chair of the Enrollment Committee, co-chair of the President’s Task Force on Racial Justice, and a member of the Executive Committee. She and her husband Ralph live in Milton, MA, with their three children and attend Wollaston Church of the Nazarene.

Information for Graduation Participants

Class of 2020 - All Divisions

Regalia

For financially cleared students, regalia was sent with your 2020 diploma. Students not financially cleared by Student Financial Services (sfs@enc.edu) need to be cleared before regalia will be distributed. Once clearance is received for those who indicated they would be attending the in-person ceremony, regalia will be mailed to the address on file. If your address has changed, please complete the Directory Information Change form. In order to receive your regalia in a timely manner before the May 15th ceremony you are encouraged to resolve any financial issues right away.

Arrival

Eastern Nazarene College will hold its 98th Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2020 on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. on the lawn in front of Gardner Hall. Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 9:00 a.m. and report to the Lahue Physical Education Center.

COVID-19 Protocols

All participants attending in person will need to complete the attestation form requested from the Office of the Registrar and comply with social distancing and mask-wearing requirements, along with the State of Massachusetts travel requirements. Due to restrictions from the state, graduates will take part in a recessional at the end of the ceremony. Guests will be ushered out of the ceremony area after the recessional.

Livestream Content

All graduates will be featured during the Livestream event. A request for a photo and quote will be sent to you. Your prompt reply will ensure the inclusion of your additional information.

Class of 2021 - Traditional

Regalia

For financially and academically cleared students, regalia will be available the week of April 19th. Residential and commuter students studying in person will pick up their regalia on campus the week of April 26thRemote learners will have their regalia mailed to the address on file. If your address has changed, please complete the Directory Information Change form. In order to receive your regalia in a timely manner before the May 15th ceremony you are encouraged to resolve any financial issues by contacting Student Financial Services (sfs@enc.edu) right away.

For additional questions about regalia, email registrar@enc.edu.

Arrival

Eastern Nazarene College will hold its 99th Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. on the lawn in front of Gardner Hall. Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 1:00 p.m. and report to the Lahue Physical Education Center.

COVID-19 Protocols

All participants attending in person will need to complete the attestation form requested from the Office of the Registrar and comply with social distancing and mask-wearing requirements, along with the State of Massachusetts travel requirements. Due to restrictions from the state, graduates will take part in a recessional at the end of the ceremony. Guests will be ushered out of the ceremony area after the recessional.

Livestream Content

All graduates will be featured during the Livestream event. A request for a photo and quote will be sent to you. Your prompt reply will ensure the inclusion of your additional information.

Class of 2021 - Adult and Graduate Studies

Regalia

For financially and academically cleared students, regalia will be available the week of April 19th. Adult and Graduate Studies students will have their regalia mailed to the address on file. If your address has changed, please complete the Directory Information Change form. In order to receive your regalia in a timely manner before the May 15th ceremony you are encouraged to resolve any financial issues by contacting Student Financial Services (sfs@enc.edu) right away.

For additional questions about regalia, email registrar@enc.edu.

Arrival

Eastern Nazarene College will hold its 99th Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. on the lawn in front of Gardner Hall. Graduation participants should plan to arrive on campus at 5:00 p.m. and report to the Lahue Physical Education Center.

COVID-19 Protocols

All participants attending in person will need to complete the attestation form requested from the Office of the Registrar and comply with social distancing and mask-wearing requirements, along with the State of Massachusetts travel requirements. Due to restrictions from the state, graduates will take part in a recessional at the end of the ceremony. Guests will be ushered out of the ceremony area after the recessional.

Livestream Content

All graduates will be featured during the Livestream event. A request for a photo and quote will be sent to you. Your prompt reply will ensure the inclusion of your additional information.

Guest Registration

Instructions on how to pre-register guests will be emailed to graduates by the Office of the Registrar.

Graduates will be permitted to have three guests attend in person. The graduate must pre-register their guests by May 3, 2021. Those pre-registered guests will receive an email allowing them to complete their registration and outlining the COVID-19 guidelines that all guests will need to follow. All guests should follow the State of Massachusetts travel requirements.

Once registered, guests will receive a digital ticket required for entrance at a designated entry time. Guests will present their digital ticket and be screened as they enter the ceremony area.

All guests will be seated in their household group and must maintain social distancing and wear a mask throughout the ceremony. After graduates recess at the end of the ceremony, guests will remain seated until their row is released for dismissal by an usher.

Senior Celebration

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Commencement Guidelines and Protocols

Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, specific safety guidelines and protocols will be provided closer to the commencement date.

Massachusetts Travel Requirements

Effective March 22, 2021, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts are advised to follow the Commonwealth’s new travel advisory.

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Directions and Parking

Interactive Map and Detailed Directions

Parking space is limited surrounding the college, so please plan for extra time.

For the 2020-2021 Commencement Ceremonies, the following lots will be available:

-Waterston Lot: corner of Wendell Avenue and Waterston Avenue

-Sachem Lot: corner of Sachem Street and Wendell Avenue

-Young Lot: main campus; Handicapped Parking Only- Contact registrar@enc.edu to reserve a spot.

Please be considerate of neighbors when utilizing street parking. We respectfully request that you not park in driveways or block vehicles in.

Hotels

Recommended Hotels

ENC welcomes you to the Quincy area. Special rates are subject to hotel availability.

Rain Policy

Because of health and safety guidelines, we are unable to provide an indoor alternative for our Commencement ceremony. Therefore, in the case of rain, the ceremony will still be held on the lawn. Graduates will be provided with ponchos. Guests will need to provide their own rain gear.

Program

Program information will be made available as the remaining details become finalized approaching the event.

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