Central Virginia universities begin to postpone commencement

Central Virginia universities begin to postpone commencement
(Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Universities around Central Virginia are beginning to postpone commencement for this spring.

University of Richmond

The University of Richmond is postponing the Class of 2020 Commencement until a later date this year due to coronavirus.

With the Centers for Disease Control recommending no gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks, university officials have decided to postpone commencement.

“I deeply regret this outcome. Members of the Class of 2020, you have worked so hard and deserve every celebratory moment that traditionally accompanies the final weeks of the semester and our Commencement exercises,” university president Ronald A. Crutcher said.

Crutcher noted in his letter posted to the university’s website that he and other university officials will work to unite the graduating class on campus later this year to celebrate accomplishments. No details have been announced as of yet.

To read the full letter, click here.

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University will no longer be holding commencement in May.

The university says all 2020 graduates will be honored at the university commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020.

For more details, click here.

Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech says May commencement has been canceled.

James Madison University

Classes will remain online through the remainder of the spring semester and spring commencement ceremonies have been postponed.

Virginia Union University

As class remains online through at least April 10, the university has announced they are postponing 2020 commencement exercises.

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