Due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, at this time, we must prioritize the health
of our students, their families, and our faculty and staff. Therefore, it is necessary to cancel our in-person commencement ceremonies planned
for May 16, 2020.
This is deeply disappointing for all of us, but especially for our graduates and their
families and friends. We will award degrees to all students who complete the necessary
coursework and requirements for May 2020 graduation, and diplomas will be mailed to
Because we are committed to honoring our graduates, we are developing plans for a
virtual commencement ceremony to be streamed online. We recognize that this experience
will not substitute for the traditional face-to-face ceremony; however, we will try
to include as many components of our graduation celebrations in this virtual program
as possible. In the coming weeks, we will send additional details on the virtual ceremony
to all projected May 2020 graduates.
We also plan to provide an opportunity for May 2020 graduates to participate in a
future face-to-face commencement ceremony when it is safe to do so.