To the Campus Community,

I am writing to inform you that in the best interest of the health and safety of our students and their families and friends, and our faculty and staff, we have decided to celebrate commencement virtually instead of gathering together on our campus. Please visit on May 9 to celebrate the accomplishments of our inspiring students.

We recognize that this is a huge disappointment for students who have worked so hard and looked forward to this day and for their families who have supported them. Please know that any student who wishes to walk in the 2021 Commencement ceremony is welcome to participate.

Please check your university email every day as we will be sending more instructions to the Class of 2020 in order to prepare for the online recognition of our graduates.

Chancellor Beth Weatherby