Neumann University Celebrates Graduation in Time of Isolation With Virtual Messages, Videos and U.S. Mail
Neumann University’s graduation, originally set for May 16, has been postponed because of the stay-at-home guidelines to quell the coronavirus pandemic.
A new date for the ceremony has not yet been scheduled.
In the days leading to May 16, however, Neumann will celebrate graduating seniors in a number of ways:
- Dr. Chris Domes, university president, has already sent a congratulatory note to every senior.
- The Alumni Association is sending a “NU Class of 2020” window cling to seniors.
- A “Commencement Cheers” video will appear on the university’s homepage on May 15. It will open with a toast by Dr. and Mrs. Domes and include a collection of congratulatory messages from Neumann’s faculty and staff.
- Virtual mortarboard messages that seniors want to share with their classmates and families will be published on Neumann’s homepage.
- Names of the 2020 academic award recipients will be published on the university website and featured on social media channels.
Seniors have been invited to take and post videos congratulating the class of 2020 on their social media channels and use the hashtag #NU2020.
Dr. Domes explained the university’s plans in a video message to seniors: “Congratulations, Class of 2020. Your resilience and perseverance have been amazing.
“We were scheduled to recognize you on May 16, but we can’t welcome crowds to campus at this time. We will gather together in the future, at a date yet to be determined, to celebrate your accomplishments and achievements.
“On the weekend of May 16, please visit our website and social media platforms to join in our virtual celebration of your class.”
Diplomas will be mailed to graduates in June.
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