University of Georgia students received notification Tuesday that spring commencement ceremonies set for May 8, 2020, would be canceled. This was done after receiving notification from the University System of Georgia that all public events would be canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. All 26 of the campuses under the USG had already been advised that the remainder of the spring semester classes would take place online.
“We realize that the cancellation of many of these activities is extremely disappointing—particularly the cancellation of Spring Commencement on Friday, May 8, 2020, therefore, we are exploring other ways to honor our graduates and will communicate when those plans are known,” students and faculty were notified in an email. Students will still graduate consistent with academic standards and the school is looking at other ways to honor the graduating students.
It is likely other universities in the system will follow suit.