Alternate Commencement Plans Under Way
Congratulations spring 2020 graduates!
This is a bittersweet sentiment. It’s not the commencement experience you wanted, but we still want to celebrate our graduates in May.
In the coming days, you will receive an email asking for your updated mailing address so we can ship your diploma to the correct place. You may also get another surprise in the mail, so please make sure you update your address.
You’ll also see an email asking you to personalize a graduate slide. The university has contracted with an outside company to create a slide for each spring 2020 graduate. Your slide will contain an audio recording of your name along with text highlighting your degree and earned academic honors. The slide can be personalized with a photo and a message of thanks or a quote to share with your fellow graduates. These slides will be posted on college-specific commencement web pages along with messages from the dean and other special guests.
We know that these experiences are not a replacement for your commencement experience, and we don’t want them to be. We plan to host a rescheduled in-person spring 2020 commencement as soon as we’re able. We’ll share more information as soon as we can. Until then, know that we are proud of your accomplishments and look forward to the day when you can cross the stage in person.