Western New Mexico University will honor its fall 2021 graduates with a hybrid commencement ceremony on Friday, December 10, at 2 p.m. WNMU is again giving graduates and guests the option of participating virtually or in person at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre.
Of the nearly 350 diplomas that WNMU will award to 316 students completing their programs this fall, 95 are master’s, 128 are bachelor’s and 42 are associate degrees, along with 56 graduate certificates, 20 fast-track certificates, and five certificates. Just over 110 of the fall degree recipients are opting to participate in the graduation ritual in person, while almost 80 are choosing to participate from afar.
The WNMU fall 2021 commencement ceremony will now take place in campus’ largest indoor venue, the Fine Arts Center Theatre, where graduates and attendees alike will be required to wear masks in accordance with state and university health protocols. While the in-person portion of the ceremony was originally planned for WNMU Ben Altamirano Stadium, the venue was changed in light of a wintry weather forecast.
Once the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre fills to capacity, guests will be directed to watch the live stream of the ceremony from additional seating in the WNMU Global Resource Center auditorium.
WNMU graduates participating virtually will be represented on a large screen, and each will be spotlighted for a few seconds, as has been the custom during the university’s previous virtual and hybrid commencement ceremonies.
This milestone event will be streamed live on Facebook and wnmu.edu.
Additional details about the WNMU fall 2021 hybrid commencement ceremony are available at commencement.wnmu.edu, where any updates will also be shared.