USF announces protocols, procedures for commencement events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis has announced protocols and ticketing procedures for its May 1 commencement events:

USF leaders released the following:

Mass for the graduates and their guests will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1122 S. Clinton Street. Face coverings are required, and guests will be ushered to their seats utilizing three feet of distance between parties. Tickets will not be required to attend Mass.

USF Commencement will be held at 2 p.m. in the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Face coverings and physical distancing are required. These practices align with protocols for local college and high school commencements scheduled at the coliseum in May and June and conform to the designated seating in the coliseum arena. Tickets are required to attend commencement.

Graduating students must register for guest tickets, which will be distributed the week of April 19. Based on current registration, each student will be limited to four guest tickets. Guests will be seated in designated pods of two, three or four people in the arena. Guests from different families will not be seated together and guests from the same party may need to split into two groups.