College President Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien has announced that the Class of 2020 will be taking part in graduation ceremonies on campus, when it is safe to do so.
“At that time, probably in early fall, the graduates will wear their caps and gowns and be recognized in the presence of friends and family. Since we are unsure exactly when and how we will be able to gather in person, we decided to also hold a virtual Commencement on May 17, 2020,” said O’Brien in a letter to graduating students. “This virtual Commencement is in addition to – not in place of — the in-person exercises that will take place with students, faculty, administrators, and invited guests.”
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, and the subsequent social distancing guidelines, students have been studying online since spring break. Under the circumstances, the College decided that holding both virtual and in-person celebrations is the best solution to commemorate the wonderful accomplishments of the Dominican College graduates.