To all expected 2021 YVC graduates,
As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, I understand that many of you are wondering what our 2021 graduation season will look like.
Though new vaccines are offering hope that we will be able to get COVID-19 under control soon, we know that it will still be some months before most members of our community will have received a vaccination. As such, Yakima Valley College plans to celebrate our Class of 2021 as scheduled on June 18 with a virtual Commencement event.
While we won’t be gathering in person at the SunDome, our 2021 Commencement will offer new opportunities for the college to recognize our graduates — and new ways for you to share your achievement with family and friends. While you won’t walk across a stage, you will have your moment “in the spotlight,” celebrating your achievement and giving thanks to those who helped you along the way. This will include the ability to record a short video thank you message that will be played during the ceremony and a personalized video clip recognizing your accomplishment that can be shared on social media.
Thank you in advance for being part of what will be a unique and memorable celebration for our Class of 2021. More details about our virtual Commencement will be shared with you in the coming months. In the meantime, more information about Commencement, including how to apply for graduation and other frequently asked questions, is available on our commencement page.
Congratulations, we look forward to celebrating with you!
Dr. Linda Kaminski
President, Yakima Valley College