Millions of lives are being impacted by coronavirus, as lots of major moments in people’s lives are being delayed to keep people safe.
That includes thousands of University of Wisconsin graduates who will have their 2020 commencement, scheduled for May at Camp Randall Stadium, delayed.
“Of all the decisions we’ve had to make in this extraordinary time, this one has been the most heartbreaking for me. There is no better event at UW than commencement when we award degrees and celebrate the completion of school for our graduates,” said Chancellor Becky Blank.
“We held out on this decision as long as possible, in hopes that the outlook for late spring might brighten and we’d be able to gather as usual, but as you probably know, both the CDC and State of Wisconsin have put out guidance regarding gatherings of large groups of people. That means that in addition to the main ceremonies, graduation celebrations in schools, colleges, departments and campus organizations will also not go forward in May.”
Watch Chancellor Becky Blank’s announcement below.