St. Bonaventure University

2021 Commencement Guide



COVID-19 Precautions 

To help ensure the health and safety of all guests, the following safeguard and procedures will be followed:

  • If a graduate or guest is not feeling well the day of the event, please DO NOT attend.
  • Appropriate face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • All guests will fill out a health screening prior to admittance.
  • All attendees must show physical proof of a negative COVID-19 test OR a completed vaccination series OR county Health Department verification of a positive COVID test and proof of recovery within the previous 90 days.
  • All attendees including graduates are required to check in the day of the event.
  • An event pass issued to all attendees must be worn at all times (see FAQs below). Graduates may tuck these under their gowns prior to walking on stage and being photographed.
  • All guests, as much as possible, are to practice social distancing, maintaining 6 feet of separation from others not in their immediate party.
  • No food or beverages (other than a personal bottle of water) are permitted at the event.


Commencement FAQs




  • Information for the graduating student