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Coronavirus: UNF summer graduation to be a virtual ceremony

Clayton Freeman
cfreeman@jacksonville.com
Winter Haven News Chief

The University of North Florida is planning a virtual ceremony for its graduates in the summer term for 2020.

The graduation for these students will be held remotely on July 31, the same date originally designated for a standard ceremony, the university said in a statement.

The virtual ceremony will include the launch of a website to celebrate graduates, including messages from university leaders and recognition on UNF’s social media channels.

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The school plans to offer summer graduates the chance to participate in an in-person ceremony at a later time.

UNF said the decision was prompted by the State University System’s guidelines against large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

The school has held classes on a remote basis since March, although UNF announced last week that it plans to return to some in-class instruction on a modified basis in the fall.

The university has also conducted its summer classes through distance learning so far.