UWEC cancels in-person ceremony for 2020 graduates

Published: Jul. 28, 2020 at 1:41 PM CDT
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire cancels the in-person graduation ceremony for recent graduates that was to take place on Oct. 2.

Commencement Assistant Corrynn Mahnke says the university will lump the graduated which were supposed to be at the October ceremony in with the graduates from this coming fall semester.

Chancellor James Schmidt says the rising number of COVID-19 cases would severely limit the spirit of celebration they hoped to provide to graduates in October.

The ceremony will be done virtually and is set to take place on Dec. 19.

Schmidt says this will include the official conferral of degrees, music, photos and messages from graduates and more.

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