According to Baltimore City restrictions, no more than 250 people (including our staff working the event) are allowed in Ridley Athletic Complex at one time. Ridley is considered an outdoor entertainment venue in this executive order. The professional athletic facilities in Baltimore have different restrictions and a much larger capacity.
The Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020 had told us how much they wanted to celebrate with their classmates, which meant not splitting the ceremony up into many more than the three events we had hoped to hold. We searched four counties to find a space that would make that possible and found M&T Bank Stadium was able and willing to host us for one day. We feel fortunate that we found a facility that allows us to hold a ceremony that includes all members of a class and makes it possible for each of them to bring two family members. We had to make the decision to combine the ceremony to allow us to honor either class with an in-person Commencement for their full class. So, we need to honor both classes at once in a historic and extraordinary ceremony. We hope the Classes of 2021 and 2020 and their families will make many wonderful memories that day.