JJC to Hold Two In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

Joliet Junior College will celebrate the achievements of its graduating students during two in-person ceremonies on Friday, May 20. The afternoon and evening ceremonies will take place inside the Event Center at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road.  

“We really wanted to go back to honoring our graduates with a traditional ceremony,” said Dean of Enrollment Management Bob Morris. “We also know that we have a big graduating class this year. So in the interest of the safety of our graduates and their families, we decided that having two ceremonies would be the best approach. This allows us to maintain social distancing and also provides each graduate with four tickets for their family and friends.” 

The afternoon ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m., with the evening ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. The college’s graduation page details the times that specific degrees and certificates will be awarded. 

Josh Fleming and Daniel Webster have been chosen as this year’s student speakers during the afternoon and evening ceremonies, respectively. Cynthia Kremer, assistant professor and librarian, is this year’s faculty speaker. The college will also recognize at graduation this year’s recipient of the Student Service Recognition Award, Krystal Morgan, for her involvement on campus and in the community.

Students participating in either of the May 20 graduation ceremonies must order their cap and gown by April 25. Masks will be optional for graduates and guests. Those who wish to wear a mask are encouraged to do so. 

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