Updated: Oct 14, 2020
The Salisbury University commencement for the class of 2020 will be held virtually on Saturday, Dec. 19, according to an email from the President’s Office.
All 2020 graduates will be recognized, though separate ceremonies will be held for graduate and undergraduate students.
Summer and fall graduates will be receiving celebration boxes in December, just as spring graduates had last semester, per the email.
According to the email, the decision comes in part “with the knowledge that COVID-19 can be transmitted even by those who are asymptomatic, particularly at times when people may visit older family members and others more at risk.”
All graduates are invited to participate during the in-person commencement once such events are no longer restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony is set to take place at 10:30 a.m.
Graduates may purchase commencement regalia, including caps, gowns, and specialty sashes and cords, as a keepsake from the SU Bookstore online Oct. 19 through Oct. 23, according to a recent commencement email.
Commencement items may be ordered online from the Bookstore using this link.
Graduates are asked to monitor their emails and the SU commencement website as more details are released.
Updates will be made as more information becomes available on this developing situation.
By JAKOB TODD
Featured image: Salisbury University Facebook page.