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COVID-19 Update: Graduation Announcement

Published Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

March 31, 2020 - WSC will not proceed with the May 9 commencement ceremonies but plans to hold a ceremony in the summer (conditions permitting).

Dear Wayne State students, faculty, and staff,

We know that graduation marks a special moment to celebrate earning your degree from Wayne State College. The ceremony holds that same importance for the College. And while there have been many upheavals associated with the COVID-19 public health emergency, we feel we must do what we can to preserve this significant tradition in your lives.

Unfortunately, the current environment does not allow us to proceed with the May 9 undergraduate and graduate ceremonies as planned, given the continued need to follow social distancing and public gathering guidelines. Wayne State does plan, however, to hold a ceremony later this summer to bring you all back to campus for a ceremony in our Willow Bowl. You have earned this moment, and we feel it is our responsibility to provide you with the opportunity to gather with your classmates, conditions permitting, to enjoy your special day with the College, your family, and your friends.

We will announce the date for the ceremony once we are certain that we can choose a date that reflects the best possible decision in light of restrictions on public gatherings and other safe health practices. The summer ceremony will include undergraduate and graduate students. We will give you plenty of notice to accommodate travel plans. Graduates who cannot make it back for the summer ceremony will be given the opportunity to walk with the graduating class in our regularly scheduled December commencement.

Graduates, if you have questions regarding your cap and gown orders, please contact the Wayne State College Bookstore at 402-375-7099.

We trust that your classes are going well under the circumstances and that you are engaged with your professors as we move toward successful completion of the spring semester. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Marysz Rames

President, Wayne State College