Dear Graduating Seniors,
First, please allow me to express our deepest regrets that we will not be able to hold an in person graduation this May due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. However, please rest assured that we are working very hard to develop a creative and dynamic virtual commencement for the Spring Class of 2020. We welcome each of you to participate in both our Spring Virtual Commencement as well as the Fall 2020 ceremony. We will provide each graduate with their choice of a virtual download or complementary DVD of the ceremony.
In order to make this experience as personal and special as possible, we need your help. Below you will find a link to a form that we ask that each of you complete. This form will let us know what your preferences are for the ceremonies as well as provide you with a link to purchase your academic hoods and stoles, etc. The form will also indicate if you wish to have your cap & gown and diploma cover mailed to you now.
Several of you may have already received a phone call from our office just checking in to see how things are going for your last semester and to discuss commencement. Please know that I am still in the process of making those calls, so if you haven’t heard from me yet, you will.
In the meantime, we ask that you take the time to fill out the form located at the link below and begin thinking about what you would like included in your part of the virtual commencement. Would you like to upload a short video? Videos submitted for inclusion must be no longer than 30 seconds in length and include the student's name, degree and hometown. You can also choose to submit a photograph.
Another option is simply have your name, degree and favorite quote etc. listed on the screen when your name is called. There are many possibilities for this commencement and it gives us an opportunity to create a much more personal experience than we could otherwise.
All videos and photographs must be submitted by email to email@example.com by April 20, 2020.
Virtual Graduation Options Form:
Please remember that if you have not already applied for graduation, you must do so. You must also pay your graduation fee. You can apply for graduation at the following link:
Application for Graduation:
If you have any questions or concerns regarding commencement, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and assistance during these unprecedented circumstances.