Casper College returns to in-person grad ceremony May 14

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of graduates throwing their caps in the air.

Thanks to an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Casper College is returning to an in-person graduation ceremony. The 75th Annual Casper College Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 14, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ford Wyoming Center.

Over 250 students will march, including several from the class of 2020. This year’s commencement speaker is graduating student Marija Bakic. Bakic was selected from a group of students who presented their proposed commencement speech to a panel of judges.

According to Linda Nichols, registrar, higher education mandates require participants to wear a face mask. All commencement participants will follow the revised social distancing protocols established by Governor Mark Gordon’s health orders for schools.

In honor of the college’s 75th anniversary, all graduates participating in commencement will receive a special 75th-anniversary/Class of 2021 face mask.

Because the Ford Wyoming Center lifted restrictions May 1, there is not a capacity limit for spectators. The FWC also does not have a mask mandate or social distancing requirements.

The commencement ceremony is free and open to the public and will also be available to view online at

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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