SRU announced Sept. 8 that its winter 2020 commencement ceremony will be hosted virtually at 10 a.m., Dec. 12, for all spring, summer and fall 2020 graduates.

The move to a virtual ceremony was necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic and Pennsylvania's limitations on large public gatherings in the ongoing effort to stem the spread of the virus. Currently, the state prohibits indoor events and gatherings of more than 25 people.

SRU's virtual commencement will include many of the elements of a regular commencement, including remarks from William Behre, SRU president; Abbey Zink, provost and vice president for academic affairs; and the deans of the University's four colleges. The event will conclude with the scrolling of the names of all graduates, the formal moving of the tassel and the singing of the SRU alma mater. More details on how to access the online video presentation are forthcoming.

The virtual Commencement is available for viewing here.