Augusta University will host a virtual commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30, to honor Spring 2020 graduates.
The in-person ceremony was postponed due to COVID-19.
“One of my favorite moments of each year is when I have the opportunity to see students cross the stage and I can shake their hands to congratulate them on the completion of their degree,” said Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel, PhD. “Unfortunately, the rapidly evolving impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has required Augusta University, and all University System of Georgia institutions, to postpone the May commencement ceremony.”
The ceremony will feature Keel, executive vice president and provost Dr. Gretchen Caughman, student speaker Jenny Smeragliuolo and representatives from each academic college. Graduates will also have the option to participate in an in-person ceremony in the fall.
Students opted into the virtual ceremony by submitting photos to be aired during the live ceremony. Traditional programs were mailed to every graduate so they can follow along with the ceremony.
The live stream will be available via augusta.edu/livestream beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 30. The event will remain available for viewing afterward as well.
For more information about the ceremony and future ceremonies, listen to the latest episode of In the Wild and go to the virtual commencement website.