The University of Virginia is renouncing face to face graduation practices for both the class of 2021 and 2020 due to the continuous COVID-19 pandemic, authorities said.
In an articulation on the school’s site, authorities said the school is talking with the current senior class about either holding occasions in the spring that include just graduating understudies, or delaying a service and different occasions to a future date when families and companions can join understudies.
Under one or the other situation, the school said it will present the degrees to the applicants in each school essentially and produce a virtual festival for understudies, loved ones this May.
“I know this is not the way you expected to end your time at UVA, nor is it the way we would like to celebrate your accomplishments,” U.Va. President Jim Ryan said. “Still, I remain confident we will be able to celebrate and honor your class in a way that will be both meaningful and memorable.”Presently, Ryan said the school has delayed face to face exercises for the class of 2020 until the mid year of 2022.
“This event, which will combine elements of Final Exercises and an early reunion, will provide an opportunity to walk the Lawn for those who wish to do so, as well as a chance to reconnect with classmates, friends, and faculty in meaningful ways,” Ryan wrote.