Ivy Tech announces plans to host commencement ceremony in October



EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Weeks after Ivy Tech Group School Evansville canceled spring graduation because of COVID-19 restrictions, faculty officers introduced a plan to host a bodily ceremony this fall.

In a campus-wide e-mail despatched final week, Ivy Tech Chancellor Daniela Vidal mentioned a graduation ceremony for 2019-2020 fall, spring and summer season graduates is scheduled for October 16, on the Ford Heart. 

“We actually really feel this is a crucial time for our graduates,” Vidal mentioned Monday, “particularly as a result of an awesome share of our college students are first time faculty attendees. We simply felt they deserved their full ceremony, or not less than our greatest try to do it.”

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Vidal defined that Ivy Tech has pushed the ceremony again to October in hopes COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Whereas these plans have been set, she mentioned, the celebratory occasion will nonetheless be contingent on social distancing tips in place throughout that point.

“We won’t predict what the world will seem like between now and October, however primarily based on the indications we now have up to now, it is doable,” she mentioned. “However clearly, if issues change, we’ll comply with the rules offered by the CDC and the state. All these issues will come into play.”

Forward of the deliberate ceremony, a number of of the varsity’s packages are having their very own digital celebrations and sending letters to commemorate college students who had been anticipated to cross the commencement stage this month.  

“We simply need to honor them the best way they deserve,” she mentioned.


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