University of La Verne officials announced late Wednesday that the University has shifted gears and is now planning to hold in-person graduation ceremonies in mid-to-late June at an off-campus venue to be determined.
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The University of La Verne honored 2,337 graduating students from Spring 2020 and Winter 2021 in a series of virtual commencement ceremonies, and featured a speech from Dolores Huerta for the College of Arts and Sciences, delivered by her daughter Camila Chavez, on Jan. 30.
January and winter term classes will be all online, and spring 2020 graduation, which had been postponed with the hope that graduates could return for a live event, will also be online in January 2021 as will the event for January 2021 graduates, President Devorah Lieberman announced this week by email.
The Associated Students of the University of La Verne held a virtual Town Hall Wednesday night featuring numerous University officials to address student concerns pertaining to the coronavirus pandemic, the current status of online education, and the upcoming academic school year.
With the postponement of graduation ceremonies to a TBD time, come several questions pertaining to how and when the University will be able to hold the event.
The University of La Verne has officially postponed the 2020 Spring Commencement ceremonies until a future date, yet to be announced, when all may gather safely, President Devorah Lieberman announced by email Tuesday.
The fate of the spring 2020 commencement ceremony is still to be announced as of this week.
For the past several weeks, everyday life for University of La Verne students has been a whirlwind of emotion and uncertainty. For international students in particular, the need to make a fast decision to either stay on a mostly deserted campus or move back home was one they never thought they would encounter.
College graduations represent a landmark achievement in everyone’s lives and it is a slap in the face for students to pay the $140 graduation fee in order to graduate.
Students who are expecting to participate in the 2020 winter commencement ceremonies must pay their $140 graduation fee or they will be unable to participate.