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Graduation Information

Methodist College holds a Commencement Ceremony in December for fall graduates and in May for spring graduates. August graduates may walk the stage in December. 

Commencement Weekend Photo and Video Links

Friday, May 14, 2021

Spring 2021 Methodist College Arts & Sciences Celebration Video

Arts & Sciences Celebration Photo Gallery

Spring 2021 Nursing Pinning Video - 6:00 p.m. Event

Spring 2021 Nursing Pinning Video - 7:30 p.m. Event

Nursing Pinning Photo Gallery

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Spring 2021 Morning Commencement Ceremony Video

Spring 2021 Morning Commencement Ceremony Photo Gallery

Spring 2021 Afternoon Commencement Ceremony Video

Spring 2021 Afternoon Commencement Ceremony Photo Gallery

Graduate Portraits by Blissful Images (for purchase)

Spring 2021 Commencement

We are excited to be hosting in-person commencement for Spring 2021 graduates. The event will follow recommended health and safety guidelines with limited seating and masks required for guests. 

Only two guests are allowed per graduate. Guests, graduates, faculty, and staff will be required to wear masks when seated. Faculty may remove masks when processing into and exiting auditorium; graduates may remove masks when processing into and exiting the auditorium, and when walking across the stage to receive their diploma cover.

COMMENCEMENT DETAILS

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Holiday Inn & Suite Peoria at Grand Prairie
7601 N. Orange Prairie Rd., Peoria, IL 61615 MAP

FIRST CEREMONY: 10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing- Second Degree
  • Master of Science in Nursing-Prelicensure
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Science/Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Social Work
  • Medical Assistant Certificate 

Graduates of these specific programs must arrive at the college and check into the Parliament Room by 8:30am. (Parking for students is available at the college.)

  • The Parliament Room will serve as the prep area for graduates. 
  • In the Parliament Room, you receive your Methodist College Cords, Honor Cords(if applicable), Stoles(if purchased through Jostens. Stoles will be available for purchase while supplies last), and name card. 
  • We will have a photographer present to take your graduate portrait from 8:30am-9:30am. Your individual photo will be available for purchase later via a link post-ceremony.
  • From 9:30am-9:45am, graduates will be lined up by academic program and processed from the Parliament, across the parking lot, and into the Holiday Inn. 
  • Doors open for guest at Holiday Inn at 9am.

SECOND CEREMONY: 1:00-2:30pm 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Prelicensure 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing-Accelerated Prelicensure 
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Registered Nurses (RN-BSN)

Graduates of these specific programs must arrive at the college and check into the Parliament Room by 11:30am

  • The Parliament Room will serve as the prep area for graduates. 
  • In the Parliament Room, you receive your Methodist College Cords, Honor Cords(if applicable), Stoles(if purchased through Jostens. Stoles will be available for purchase while supplies last), and name card. 
  • We will have a photographer present to take your graduate portrait from 11:30am-1:00am. Your individual photo will be available for purchase later via a link post-ceremony.
  • From 11:30am-11:45am, graduates will be lined up by academic program and processed from the Parliament, across the parking lot, and into the Holiday Inn. 
  • Doors open for guest at Holiday Inn at 12:10pm.