UMN announces virtual commencement for Class of 2020

President Joan Gabel announced the move in an email Friday.

University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel fields questions from the Minnesota Daily in her office on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

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The Class of 2020 commencement ceremony is officially being moved online, according to an email sent out by University of Minnesota president Joan Gabel.

According to the email, the University is currently planning a “systemwide, virtual celebration” to take place on May 16.The theme for the spring celebration is “Hail to Thee,” chosen as a reference to the state song and “ reflect our admiration for your incredible resilience in these stressful times,” per the email.

An on-campus ceremony will take place sometime in the fall.

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