2021 Spring Graduation

The weather cooperated for the most part, making it possible for families and friends to join us in celebrating our #EKU graduates in outdoor ceremonies at Roy Kidd Stadium. The wind might have had some of our graduates hanging on to their caps, but it didn’t stop them from crossing the stage to get their well-deserved recognition. The University honored 2,292 Class of 2021 graduates, including the awarding of 98 certificates, 63 associate degrees, 1,665 bachelor’s degrees, 421 master’s degrees, 25 post-master’s certificates and 30 doctoral degrees. Several of EKU’s 2020 graduates came back to campus to have their long-awaited opportunity to participate in an in-person commencement ceremony. We also hosted graduation celebrations on both our Manchester and Corbin campuses.  

Congratulations 2021 and 2020 graduates! Enjoy the highlights of the ceremonies captured by EKU Staff Photographer Carsen Bryant and local photographer Tim Webb.


Richmond Campus

College of Education and College of Science banners during graduation ceremony at Roy Kidd Stadium


Line of guests waiting to enter Roy Kidd Stadium for graduation

Graduates watch US and Kentucky State flags

Singing national anthem during graduation

graduates with masks flash peace signs during graduation

graduate waves to guests

graduate stands at commencement

graduates sitting in rows before graduation stage on football field

Pres. McFaddin address graduates

Student Body President Mekonnen addresses graduates

graduate poses for a photo on stage with Pres. McFaddin

graduate poses for a photo with Pres. McFaddin

graduate fist pumps on stage

graduate returns to seat with degree in hand

graduate with firefighter helment takes a photo with phone

graduate waving

graduats gathered during commencement

group of graduates pose outside Roy Kidd Stadium

graduate walks off stage after recieving degree

graduates sitting during commencement

Pres McFaddin poses with graduate and family on football field


Manchester Campus

Manchester campus graduate poses with degree before EKU banner

Manchester campus graduate poses with degree and Manchester administrators before EKU banner


Corbin Campus

Corbin graduate poses with degree before Corbin banner

Corbin graduate with 'That's all Folks' from Looney Toons graphic on cap