KENT, Ohio — Kent State University will hold a virtual commencement next month for its Spring Class of 2020.
The online ceremony will be held on May 9 at 11 a.m.
The event will feature speakers such as Kent State President Todd Diacon, Interim Senior Vice President, Provost Melody Tankersley and others.
Students wishing to participate in the virtual commencement are asked to RSVP by Thursday. Students who confirm their participation will also receive a commencement package that includes a copy of the commencement program, mortar board, tassel, alumni pin, diploma cover, as well as honors cords for eligible graduations and hoods for students who are doctoral graduates.
All in-person commencement ceremonies have been postponed due to COVID-19 and Gov. Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order.
The virtual commencement does not replace the in-person commencement. An in-person commencement will still be held when “it is deemed safe to do so,” according to the university.
Additionally, the university will host the College of Podiatric Medicine, Karamu Ya Wahitimu/Celebración de los Graduados and Lavender Graduation virtually as well. More information about those events will be released at a later date, the school stated.
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