RU graduation.png

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.

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, residents need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by purchasing a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you unlimited access to important local news stories. Our mission is to keep our community informed and we appreciate your support.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.