Sioux Center, Iowa — A northwest Iowa 4-year college has announced that they will hold an in-person commencement ceremony this May.
Dordt University in Sioux Center plans to hold an in-person commencement ceremony on campus Friday, May 7th.
Although details regarding the ceremony are still being finalized, Dordt officials have determined that graduates will be together in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Graduates will have the chance to walk across the stage, and officials hope to have many of the usual commencement ceremony activities.
The commencement speaker will be Dr. David Mulder, associate professor of education at Dordt. Mulder is known for being a dynamic presenter and an award-winning teacher. He holds a Doctor of Education degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Dordt University. Dordt officials say Mulder hopes to speak about why it is important to never stop learning.
Each graduate will receive four commencement tickets for guests. There will be overflow seating areas around Dordt’s campus, which will also be ticketed. Dordt will also share the event via livestream.
Dordt’s president, Dr. Erik Hoekstra, says he is thankful for the opportunity to host an in-person, on-campus commencement.