Commencement Weekend | April 30 – May 1, 2021

Friday, April 30

8:30 a.m. – Nursing Pinning rehearsal, Sanctuary, Hesston Mennonite Church
Graduates, nursing faculty and program participants only
2 p.m. – Sophomore recital: Ethan Klassen, baritone; Alex Miller, tenor
Streamed online
4 p.m. – Sophomore recital: Tanner Unruh, piano
Streamed online
7 p.m. – Bel Canto Singers outdoor concert, Mullet Drive, Hesston Mennonite Church Parking Lot
Open to general public and streamed online at hesston.edu/livestream

Saturday, May 1

9 a.m. to noon – Nursing Walking Pinning, Alliman Administration Center front steps
Graduates may invite guests.
Details: Nursing graduates will schedule a time to come to campus to receive their pin and blessing of hands from nursing faculty. Graduates are invited to extend invitations to family and friends to attend. All guests must be masked while on campus. Larry Bartel (college photographer) will be on location to take a photo that will be available to you later. If rain or high winds are in the forecast, we will move the event into the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary.
1 p.m. – Theatre Showcase
Will be streamed online at hesston.edu/livestream
2 p.m. – Sophomore recital: Kara Longenecker, soprano; Caleb Oesch, baritone
Streamed online
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Aviation Recognition Program, Newton City/County Airport, Hesston College Hangar, 502 N Oliver, Newton, Kan.
Graduates may invite guests.
Details: A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Hesston College aviation program and the graduation of the first class with bachelor of science degrees in Aviation – Professional Pilot.
4 to 6 p.m. – Walking Commencement – Alliman Administration Center front steps
Graduates may invite guests.
Details: Graduates, dress in regalia and bring family and friends to receive your diploma from President Joe Manickam. All guests must be masked while on campus. Larry Bartel (college photographer) will be on location to take a photo that will be available to you later. If rain or high winds are in the forecast, we will move the event into the Hesston Mennonite Church sanctuary.
7 p.m. – Virtual Commencement Ceremony