University of Dayton to host 3 online graduation ceremonies

The University of Dayton is hosting three online graduation ceremonies to celebrate their graduates while they cannot gather due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The law students’ ceremony will be on Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m., the graduate and doctoral student ceremony will be on May 9 at 2 p.m. and the undergraduate ceremony will be on Sunday, May 10, at noon.

“These celebrations do not replace commencement exercises. Rather, they are an extra way to commemorate this important milestone in the lives of our students and to celebrate the Class of 2020 before we can gather again on campus,” said Cillia Shindell, executive director of News and Communication for the university.

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The university’s website stated a ceremony would be scheduled for a later date, but there was no word on an announced date.

The celebration will include the conferral of degrees, the website stated. Conferral is the formal process that makes a degree official. Conducting the ceremony now ensures students will receive their degree in the mail.

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