Congratulations, Graduates!

Your hard work and accomplishments over the past years at Graceland deserve to be recognized. We are thrilled to announce that we will host an in-person commencement for Spring 2021 graduates on the Lamoni campus.


  • Date — May 2, 2021
  • Time — 11 a.m.
  • Location — Huntsman Football Field, Lamoni

Class of 2020 graduates: you are invited to participate. However, in order for us to get a highly accurate count of who will be in attendance and how we can best accommodate graduates safely, you will need to notify the registrar by March 15 if you plan to participate.

Graduates will be allowed to invite two guests using Graceland’s Hometown Ticketing service, and all attendees will be required to participate in a health screening. More information will be available regarding the ticketing process soon. As you and your families make plans to attend, please know that this two-guest maximum will allow us the ability to safely socially distance everyone in attendance. Please understand our priority is the health and safety of our students and our campus community and we will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols.

Since Iowa weather can be unpredictable in early May, inclement and severe weather plans are being developed, but the intent is that the ceremony will go forward rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (lightning or tornado), Graceland has a plan to address safety needs, which may include pushing back the start time to 1 p.m., moving the ceremony inside, or both. If the ceremony must be moved inside only graduates – no guests – will be allowed inside. More information will be posted to the commencement page of the Graceland website as the date of the ceremony nears.

We look forward to seeing you at this memorable graduation event.

Patricia H. Draves, PhD

For further assistance, please contact
Pam Worlund
Ph: 641.784.5114