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Augustana will hold three commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021

The Rock Island college is giving last year's graduating class a spotlight at this year's graduation.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. — UPDATE April 21, 2020: 

Augustana College announced they will hold three separate graduation ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Sunday, May 23 at 10 a.m., in order to allow social distancing of students and families. 

The dual-class ceremony will be held at the TaxSlayer Center in Moline, if COVID-19 restrictions allow it, otherwise, the ceremonies will move to the Augustana campus Quad. 

Augustana College President Steve Steve Bahls said the enthusiasm for celebrating the class of 2020 and 2021 is as strong as ever. 

"We remain committed to ensuring that the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 experience a celebration worthy of their remarkable accomplishments during this unprecedented time," said Bahls.

Each graduate will receive six tickets for guests. All guests and graduates will have assigned seats, families do not need to arrive early. The building will open one hour before each ceremony.  

The events will also be broadcasted on the college's YouTube channel.

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