Kennesaw State released a commencement update Tuesday, April 14, informing Spring 2020 graduates that they can participate in the July commencement ceremony. If that ceremony is canceled, both Spring and Summer 2020 graduates can participate in the December 2020 commencement ceremony.
“Students scheduled to graduate will still earn their degrees and receive their diplomas, consistent with academic standards,” according to KSU’s commencement website.
KSU typically holds three commencement ceremonies a year for graduates — in the spring, summer and fall semesters. Due to concerns over the outbreak of COVID-19, KSU decided to postpone its Spring 2020 commencement ceremony, according to the Sentinel.
Tickets to the Tuesday, May 5, and Wednesday, May 6, ceremonies are not valid anymore, but graduates will be informed on when they can obtain tickets for future ceremonies, according to the commencement website.
Many colleges and universities across the United States have postponed commencement ceremonies and are looking at alternative ways to celebrate graduates.
Some institutions, such as Kent State University, are deciding to host their spring commencement ceremonies online on the date graduation was to occur, according to Cleveland.com.
In Georgia, some schools have already canceled Spring 2020 commencement.
The University of Georgia, Emory University, Georgia Southern University, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology have all canceled their ceremonies and are mailing diplomas to students, according to the Sentinel.
As of now, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Spelman College have postponed their Spring 2020 ceremonies.