Now more than ever, it's vital that we celebrate our students’ accomplishments. We've all faced challenges during the past year, and we're hopeful that better times are just ahead. The health and safety of students continue to be our number one priority. Accordingly, the College will honor its Class of 2021 graduates with a virtual commencement celebration as we continue to explore in-person options in the future.
Due to a large number of graduates (over 2,000), this year's commencement will be presented in five separate ceremonies. Starting times for each ceremony are shown below. All video premieres can be accessed via the Baker College YouTube channel.
1:00 P.M. — College of Business, College of Engineering and Information Technology
3:00 P.M. — College of Health Science, School of Nursing, School of Occupational Therapy
5:00 P.M. — College of Education, College of Social Science, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
6:00 P.M. — Auto Diesel Institute of Michigan
6:30 P.M. — Culinary Institute of Michigan
Watch the YouTube live stream on your computer, tablet, mobile device, or smart TV.
Share your support or congratulations in the YouTube live chat during the ceremony.
Use the hashtag, #BCProud21 to share your success with family and friends on social media.
Your diploma should arrive approximately 6 to 8 weeks after your final semester ends as long as you do not have a financial obligation with the College. You can also order your official transcripts any time on the Registrar Page at my.baker.edu.
Ordering Graduation Items—
Caps and gowns are still available for purchase through the Barnes and Noble (BN) Bookstore. To place your order online, visit bakeronline.shopoakhalli.com. Graduates seeking to purchase a cap and gown using financial aid should contact the BN Bookstore via email at [email protected].
Since the virtual commencement is a pre-recorded video event, there is nothing else that graduates need to do. However, we strongly encourage graduates (and their family and friends) to watch the video premieres on our YouTube channel along with the rest of the BakerProud community.
All viewers will have the opportunity to share encouragement and congratulations via the YouTube live chat that will accompany the video premiere. Graduates are also encouraged to share their graduation day photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #BCProud21.
Graduates from each college or school will be presented in alphabetical order, starting with the highest degree level (e.g., doctorate, master, bachelor's, associate, etc.).
No. Unfortunately, the videos for commencement have been finalized. However, we've worked hard to ensure that all potential graduates as of April 12, 2021 will still receive an individual name card during the virtual commencement.