Spring commencement delayed until fall

Category:  News
Tuesday, March 31st, 2020 at 3:33 PM

In an email from Edinboro University President Dr. Guiyou Huang to all staff and students, it was announced that the spring graduation ceremony will be postponed until the fall. “Class of 2020, although your graduation ceremony is being postponed, you will not have to wait for your diplomas,” explained Huang. The diplomas will be mailed May 11. 

This decision, according to the email, was the result of a survey taken by about 650 undergraduate and graduate students. We had 547 responses, which is very impressive and an indication of the importance of this rite of passage. Nearly 76% of respondents voted for an in-person ceremony, even though it will be delayed. A date will be selected and announced as soon as we are confident about what to expect in the fall, given the changing nature of COVID-19. 

The email continued, “When commencement day comes, it will have very special meaning for all of us. The entire campus community will share your pride as you receive well-earned recognition for your hard work and perseverance.” 

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