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Commencement Ceremony 2021

Posted: Mar 29 2021

Commencement Ceremony 2021

WILLISTON, N.D. – The following is a message from Williston State College president, Dr. John Miller
 
Dear Campus Community:
 
I want to begin with a “thank you” for your efforts in keeping Williston State College safe, and for playing an important part in the ever-improving COVID-19 outlook.  Reflecting improving conditions at WSC on the COVID-19 front, here are a couple of important events you need to put on your calendar.
 
  1. The pinning ceremony for nursing students will be held on Thursday May 13th at 7:00 PM in the Skadland Gym.  Nursing students will coordinate with nursing instructors to generate special invitations for special family and friends.  There are no general attendance guidelines for this event other than a mandatory mask requirement for those who attend the ceremony.  No refreshments or general reception will be scheduled after the event.  If you have not attended a pinning ceremony before, this is an event you want to add to your calendar.  It is a recognition ceremony dating back over 150 years and always proves to be emotional and meaningful.
 
  1. The commencement celebration (graduation) will be held on Friday May 14th at 10:00 AM in the Well.  Students need to order their caps/gown by April 1st.  There are no general attendance guidelines for the event other than a mandatory mask requirement for those who attend the ceremony.  No refreshments or general reception will be scheduled after the event. 
 
Family and friends not able to attend live versions of the pinning ceremony and graduation will be able to view both events via live streaming, with access information to be provided closer to the events.
 
For all WSC events and activities in the coming weeks, wearing a mask is mandatory.  In addition, masks are still required in all common areas and classrooms.  Masks, when properly worn, cover your mouth, chin, and nose.  I encourage students, faculty, and staff to test for COVID-19 if you are symptomatic and to take advantage of  vaccination events scheduled throughout the region in the next 6 weeks.
 
Moving forward into the spring and looking toward a successful completion to the semester, we will need the cooperation of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. 
 
Respectfully,
 
John Miller
President
Williston State College
 


 
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