Despite our hopes, it is clear that we will not be able to hold an on-campus Commencement ceremony this fall due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are of the utmost importance. Thus, we have decided to move ahead with a virtual ceremony.
The virtual ceremony will include a celebratory slideshow, pre-recorded speakers, and an individual slide for each graduate. The graduates may opt to submit a photograph of themselves and a message to family, friends, and the CSI community members who supported their journey. The slides will also include the graduate’s name, major, degree, and honors, if awarded.
For the celebratory video, we invite you to share any photographs or videos you may have of members of the Class of 2020. We also invite you to share any congratulatory videos your department may have made in the spring, sending well wishes to our graduates. We may use some of this material in the celebratory video and the social media campaign leading up to its release. Please upload material by October 10, 2020 online.
The Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement link will be released on November 12, 2020 at 7:00pm. However, you may watch the video at any time after the release.
By Jennifer S. Borrero, JD