After consulting with our public health experts and relying on the latest medical guidelines to create a safe environment on campus, we have come to the unfortunate conclusion that it is impossible to safely host an in person commencement ceremony on campus this August. In order to comply with the guidelines for gatherings issued by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as part of the phased reopening plan, we found we could not host a proper ceremony for thousands of guests without losing the integrity and spirit of this milestone event. This is not the decision we wanted and we are so sorry that this ceremony cannot happen in person.
On Saturday, August 22, we will still mark the occasion with a virtual celebration for all graduates. More details will be shared by the Commencement Office in the coming weeks. If you have additional questions, visit the FAQ page of the Commencement website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.