University of St. Thomas officials looking at alternate ways to hold graduation ceremonies

University of St. Thomas officials announced Wednesday that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, undergraduate, graduate, School of Law and Dougherty Family College commencement ceremonies previously scheduled in May will not be held.

University President Julie Sullivan said she is "very disappointed" to make the announcement, but that the health and safety of students, their families, faculty and staff "are our top concerns."

"We are actively discussing with students, faculty and administrators alternative ways to celebrate this year’s graduates. We are looking at all options, including holding in-person ceremonies at a later date," Sullivan said in a letter.

Sullivan added additional updates will be provided as they become available.

Meanwhile, earlier this month, the University of Minnesota announced it would postpone commencement ceremonies instead of completely canceling the events, as was previously announced.

A day after canceling commencements, U of M moves to postpone instead