Madonna University is excited to welcome our guests to the 73rd and 74th Commencement Ceremonies! Madonna University will follow all state and local health
department guidelines in place at the time of the event to ensure the safety of our
graduates, faculty and staff, and guests. The Madonna’s Cares: Campus Reopening Plan remains in effect.
The ceremonies will be held outdoors, even if there is light rain. Rain ponchos will
be available. If a threat or existence of a thunderstorm or lightning cancels a ceremony,
graduates will be invited to attend one of the other ceremonies that weekend as capacity
allows. In the event of cancellation, graduates will receive updated information about
tickets, capacity, and event details.
Commencement is a ticketed event. No entry will be permitted without a ticket. All
people are required to have a ticket, including babies and children. Each graduate
will receive the number of tickets they requested (maximum of 6 tickets per graduate)
and will be required to identify the attendees. These limitations on tickets are to
ensure all graduates may share this event with their family and friends, as well as
ensure a safe event for all in attendance. Our anticipated attendance for these events
will be 600-900 people. If you or your guests feel uncomfortable attending this event,
please join us virtually. Our Commencement will be livestreamed on our website.
In order to comply with the COVID-19 protocols, please read and agree to the following
terms and conditions:
When you arrive, you must present your ticket and confirmation of a completed COVID-
All attendees coming to campus will be required to wear a mask covering the mouth
and nose at all times and to maintain 6-foot physical distance. This CDC video shows
how to properly wear a mask:
Anyone failing to comply will not be permitted access to the ceremony or will be required
to leave. A limited number of disposable masks will be available on site should you
need a replacement.
If there is exposure to COVID-19 at your event, every attempt will be made to contact
attendees by the Campus Health Officer.
Seating and Safety Measures:
Guests will be able to enter the venue 60 minutes before the start of the ceremony;
Chairs will be placed six feet apart for social distancing. Please refrain from saving
and/or moving seats.
Please do not congregate or intermingle in common areas, and please follow all posted
signage and seating recommendations.
All common spaces, including Porta-johns, will be sanitized and disinfected prior
to and after each
Complimentary water stations will be available and staffed by Dining Services team
member who will be wearing a mask and gloves, and serving individual cups. Hand sanitizer
stations will be available.
Please be aware that the folding chairs at Commencement will be sitting on uneven
ground, which could compromise the stability of the chairs, rated for 250 lbs. If
you have the need for a more stable seating arrangement, please contact us prior to
Commencement at email@example.com
While our intent is to hold these events, if circumstances arise that lead to a delay,
postponement, or cancellation, we will promptly inform you about any adjustments.
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