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2021 CBS Commencement

May 15, 2021

CBS 2021 Virtual Ceremony

The CBS Virtual Ceremony will go live at 1 p.m. CST. You can watch the embedded video on this page or online here. You can follow along with the virtual ceremony with the 2021 CBS Commencement program.

Watch the 2021 student-only celebration ceremony



2021 CBS Commencement Slideshow

  • CBS commencement updates will be sent to students via email. You can direct questions to the CBS Commencement Committee at

Participation in the in-person celebration involves the following:

  • Be aware of any travel restrictions in the weeks leading up to the event. If you are traveling from out of state, you must adhere to the guidance of the Minnesota Department of Health regarding travel.
  • If you are not fully vaccinated, we expect that you wear a mask.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask, but you are encouraged to wear one in consideration of your unvaccinated classmates.
  • Maintain six feet of distance between you and your fellow graduates.
  • The day before the event you will be sent a survey to confirm that you do not have symptoms nor have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • You may need your Ucard to check into the event and verify your completion of the survey, please plan to bring your UCard to the event.
  • The ceremony will be contactless. You will be contacted by GradImages with a QR code to display on your phone, or print on a piece of paper, this will be scanned to allow your name to appear and be read. There will be no hand-shaking on stage.
  • You will have assigned seating on the area floor. There will be no processional or recessional, you will enter the arena and be directed to your seat. Your seat will be labeled, and volunteers will be available to assist you.

The ceremony will be for students only. Family members and guests will not be allowed in the arena. The entry will be staffed and only those who submitted and RSVP will be allowed in. A link to livestream the event will be made available ahead of the ceremony.

Read the 2021 CBS Commencement FAQs for additional information.