Tabor College One-hundred-eleventh Commencement

Saturday, May 15, 2021
Shari Flaming Center for the Arts, Richert Auditorium
Symphonic Band Concert 9:30 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m.)
Commencement Exercise 10:00 a.m.

2021 Commencement Livestream

For your Safety

Tabor College is currently in the GREEN level of its COVID plan. Social distancing is encouraged and may be practiced in respect of others. Masks are encouraged, but not mandated.

Any changes to the above information will be released if needed.

Commencement Ceremony Inclement Weather Plan

Commencement has been moved indoors due to inclement weather. Seven tickets will be given to each graduate due to limited seating inside the Richert Auditorium (700 ticketed seats). We will, however, open up overflow seating in the Prieb-Harder Black Box Theater (250 ticketed seats) and have space for standing room and limited seating in the Franz Family Heritage Lobby.

President’s Party

  • Each graduate will have access to 3 free tickets which can ONLY be reserved through the students’ Tabor login by going to
  • Additional tickets may be purchased for $13 per ticket on You must have a paper or electronic ticket in hand.
  • Tables and chairs will be set out with distancing in mind, hand sanitizer will be available.

President’s Party Inclement Weather Plan

The President’s Party has been moved indoors due to inclement weather. The event will take place in the Regier Atrium in the Shari Flaming Center for the Arts.

Graduate Spotlight

To view candidates for each degree, click on the Graduate Spotlight button below.

Graduate Spotlight

Click here to view the pictures of past events.

Watch a replay of Tabor’s 110th Commencement.

Watch a replay of Tabor’s 109th Commencement.

Watch a replay of Tabor’s 108th Commencement.

Directions and a downloadable map of the Tabor College campus.

Degree Applications

An application for a degree must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at least six weeks prior to the date that the degree is to be conferred. The links below provide you with the forms you will need to apply for a degree:

Tabor College – Hillsboro campus

Diploma Order Form

Request for BA or AA Degree


Commencement exercises are held once a year in May, but degrees can be conferred at other times. Students who have completed all degree requirements are encouraged to participate in Commencement. In addition, students who have obtained a 2.0 GPA and who have no more than 12 hours of deficiencies may participate in Commencement provided they have an approved plan to complete all requirements and are enrolled at Tabor to complete those requirements during the subsequent summer or fall term.

When will I get my diploma?

Degrees will be conferred and diplomas will be issued to students upon completion of their degree requirements and after approval by the Tabor faculty and Board of Directors in February, May, October or December. Students who have all degree requirements completed by Commencement will receive their diplomas shortly after the Commencement ceremony.

Graduation Policies

Graduation Policies