To reiterate our conversation at the Council of Deans yesterday, we support your interest in providing safe opportunities to celebrate the graduation of students from your programs.
While most events and gatherings remain under a moratorium focused on protecting the health and safety of the university community, your commencement-related activities will be permitted if they meet the health and safety protocols for events at this time. These protocols include wearing masks, managing physical distancing and tracking attendance to support contact tracing if any is required.
All events must be approved in advance through one of the following protocols:
The university has prioritized commencement-related events for consideration at this time because of their importance to graduating students. We continue to develop guidance for a wide variety of other in-person events and gatherings that may be considered after May 9, when commencement will occur.
For inquiries about academic programs prior to commencement, contact Vice Provost Randy Smith.
Bruce A. McPheron, PhD