In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention’s recommendations to limit gatherings of more than 50 people and other recommendations being made by our state and national governments, we will not be able to hold our Commencement on May 16. The evolving nature of this public health crisis makes it impossible to confirm a new date for our Baccalaureate service and Commencement ceremony at this time, but we are committed to rescheduling these events as soon as we can safely do so. We will be certain to communicate details and make updates to this site when we are able to confidently confirm a new date.
Please note that the postponement of the ceremony will not impact the official awarding of degrees to students who have completed all requirements for graduation. These students will still be awarded their diplomas, dated May 16, 2020, and will receive them via mail. If your ability to meet graduation requirements is impacted by the cancellation of clinicals or practicums or because of other circumstances, you will still be able to participate in the rescheduled Commencement ceremony if your degree will be completed by the end of the summer or fall term. The Office of the University Registrar will work with these impacted students individually to determine degree conferral options.