News • March 19, 2021

California Baptist University plans in-person spring commencement

California Baptist University plans in-person spring commencement

Riverside, Calif. (March 19, 2021) – California Baptist University plans to hold in-person commencement ceremonies this spring to honor the graduating Class of 2021, university officials announced today.

In addition, graduates honored last December in a virtual commencement will be invited to take part in live ceremonies planned especially for the Class of 2020.

The announcement comes as coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to decline. At the same time, COVID-19 vaccinations are increasing and projected to become more widely available before summer.

University officials said the plan to celebrate commencement in person is a welcome change from last year when public gathering restrictions due to COVID-19 shut down spring, summer and fall ceremonies at CBU.

With restrictions now being eased, the university plans to hold at least nine modified spring commencement ceremonies in the CBU Events Center. Approximately 200 graduates will take part in each ceremony with each graduate receiving four guest tickets. 

For the Class of 2021, ceremonies will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. daily from Monday, May 3 through Thursday, May 6. 

In-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020 are planned for Friday, May 7 at times yet to be decided.

CBU officials cautioned that plans are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions. 

More information will be posted at as plans develop. 

Contact CBU Marketing and Communication

Vice President for Marketing and Communication:
Angela Meluski

8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504