UCCS to hold virtual commencement on May 15

Posted at 12:47 PM, Mar 30, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — The COVID-19 pandemic is effecting everyone, including college graduations.

UCCS announced Monday they will hold a virtual ceremony for spring 2020 graduates on May 15. Graduating students will be allowed to participate in the fall 2020 ceremony on December 18 or for the spring 2021 ceremony on May 14.

Students will receive their diploma covers, honor cords, and other materials by mail. The UCCS Bookstore will provide other items, like gown, mortarboard, tassel and mementos, for purchase online.

“I have always looked forward to the commencement day,” said Chancellor Venkat Reddy in an update to campus. “It is the culmination of all the hard work our students, faculty and staff put together over years. Celebrating commencement with our graduates represents the start of a new chapter in their lives. We made this decision with heavy hearts. But in evaluating what is best for the health of students, families and our communities, not only for our campus but all campuses in the University of Colorado System, it is the right decision.”

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