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The University of Pikeville is excited to host in-person commencement ceremonies for the class of 2021. To safely host celebrations, there will be three commencement ceremonies held over the course of three days to recognize our undergraduate, graduate and health professions graduates.
Graduates and families that would prefer to celebrate virtually will be able to watch any of the ceremonies via livestream.
The ticketed event will have COVID-19 safety measures in place for all graduates and guests including temperature checks, social distancing and masks will be required.
All ceremonies will be held at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in downtown Pikeville which can seat 6,500 guests with a COVID capacity of 2,200.
More information on tickets and commencement keynote speakers will be announced soon!
In 2020 the university honored the academic achievements of students in the College of Arts and Sciences, Coleman College of Business, College of Nursing and Human Services, and Patton College of Education in a virtual commencement ceremony. Graduates from the Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (KYCOM) and the inaugural graduates from the Kentucky College of Optometry (KYCO) were also be recognized during a virtual commencement ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Below you can view the programs and ceremony recordings for 2020.