Thomas University officials announced that it is postponing its Honors Ceremony, originally scheduled for May 8, and its Commencement, originally scheduled for May 9, due to the COVID-19 coronavirus threat. Commencement will now take place in December.
Graduates who are unable to participate in December may choose to participate in the Spring 2021 Commencement.
“The decision to postpone our Commencement was not an easy one,” said TU President Dr. Andy Sheppard. “Ultimately, we decided to follow the CDC’s guidelines so that we can protect the health of our graduates, their families, and the broader TU community.”
Degrees will be conferred on graduating students’ transcripts a couple of weeks after final grades are posted. Diplomas will be mailed to students six to eight weeks after their degrees are conferred.
Information about the December Commencement ceremony will be made available once arrangements are finalized.
“We know that graduation is a special moment, and we want graduates to enjoy it as much as possible,” Sheppard said. “Although a deferred event is not ideal, we look forward to celebrating this monumental achievement with our graduates in December after the current health crisis has passed.”