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Reinhardt University graduate Morgan McGhee receives her degree at commencement Friday.

Reinhardt University’s Class of 2020 graduates walked the stage Friday a year later, with the Class of 2021, after last year’s commencement was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two graduating classes were recognized in two ceremonies Friday. A morning commencement for the Class of 2021 graduates included a total of 297 undergraduate and 58 graduate students, according to the university. Later, an evening commencement for the Class of 2020 included 254 undergraduate and 42 graduate students.

“The entire Reinhardt University community is excited to offer in-person commencement to honor both the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021,” said Dr. Mark Roberts, President. “Our graduates have persisted despite great obstacles, and I am so thrilled that we can perform this important academic ritual.”

Both commencement ceremonies were in-person with attendance restrictions aligned with COVID-19 protocols and CDC guidelines.

Reinhardt also aired a live stream of both ceremonies for friends and family unable to attend.

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